Obamacare Subsidies’ Impact on Rural Missouri

When Darvin Bentlage needed colon surgery in 2007, he had an expensive stay at the hospital.  “The room alone for a week was $25,000,” Bentlage says. Add in the cost of the procedure and, “it added up to about $60,000 or $70,000.”  Bentlage is a farmer in Golden City, Missouri in the southwest of the state. His colon surgery came right on the heels of another major medical expense when he had hepatitis the year before...

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