NORFOLK - Politics never sleep, there is always plenty of new information to talk about and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry hit on some of it Tuesday night.
Fortenberry, who represents the First District of Nebraska held a Town Hall in Norfolk and gave a presentation about how things are going in Washington as well as answered questions the public had.
One topic he hit on was addressed particularly to farmers.
He said we have a serious problem with health insurance in the individual rural community market, but a new rural health insurance act should help that problem.
“It subsidizes qualified agricultural associations to basically start group health care policies. It will create a necessary and competitive environment combined with some changes in the types of policies that can be offered which should be able to substantially lower costs.”
He said the act will help stem the trend of Ag families leaving their operation in order to find work elsewhere solely to gain health care coverage.
Fortenberry also talked about Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court nomination, net neutrality, the trade war with China, and many other topics.