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Tiny Kansas town briefly becomes focus of health care debate

KSAL StaffJuly 9, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran briefly made a tiny western Kansas town the focus of a roiling national debate on overhauling health care.

He did it by holding a town hall meeting that attracted dozens of out-of-area visitors and a gaggle of reporters to Palco. It has fewer than 300 residents and is about 270 miles west of Kansas City.

The resulting event felt out of place in a county where President Donald Trump received 84 percent of the vote in last year’s election.

Thanks largely to the visitors, Moran faced tough questions about GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with some audience members espousing Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” position.

At least a few local residents complained about the interlopers, finding them rude.

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