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Alan Bavley: Uncommon sense on health care

Joshua Freeman, the head of family medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital, makes the case why a single-payer system — basically, Medicare for all — is the right way to go. According to Freeman, a single-payer system would go a long way toward putting the focus back on patients.

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Dave Helling: Letter to Iran figures in 2016 U.S. Senate race in Missouri

Sen. Roy Blunt signed the missive, penned by Senate rookie Tom Cotton of Arkansas. In statements and appearances since it was released, Blunt has defended his signature. After an initial silence about the controversy, likely Democratic Senate nominee Jason Kander waded into the argument this week. “United States senators can’t throw a fit in the form of a strongly worded letter,” he said in a statement.

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