Barb Kalbach

Barb Kalbach is a fourth-generation family farmer and registered nurse, who is board president of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, part of the People's Action national network of grassroots groups.

Articles by this author

Rural American hospitals are closing at an alarming rate. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Monday, March 25, 2019
Rural America Needs Medicare for All, and Fast
We’ve got a rural health care emergency on the horizon. Rural hospitals are closing or teetering on the brink of closure at an alarming rate. More than a hundred have closed since 2005 and hundreds more are on life support. Long-term care facilities are vanishing across rural America or being...
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We’ll actually spend less, and get far better coverage – Medicare for All is the prescription America and our rural communities need. (Photo: Pacific Press) Views
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Rural America Needs Medicare for All Now
Rural America is facing a health care emergency – and Medicare for All is the answer. Hospitals in rural Iowa, where I live, are closing or teetering on the brink of closure at an alarming rate. Over a hundred have shut down since 2005, and hundreds more are on life support. In some counties, they...
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