House 9A Candidates Poston and Hering Square-off in Debate

Lakeland PBS continued its long tradition of providing you a look at your state legislative candidates facing off head-to-head in debates. Republican State Representative John Poston squared-off with DFL candidate, Alex Hering. One of the many topics discussed was the issue of healthcare, and how it should be handled in the future.

Single-Payer Healthcare

I support a single-payer system, not just because it’s not sucking out the taxpayers. There’s always going to be healthcare provided by taxpayers. The premiums the residents will pay, just like you pay premiums now, will actually go farther for further benefits, and being able to expand those benefits not just because we say we can, but we’re actually creating a larger pool of insured people.