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Klobuchar seeks info on rural health needs

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WILLMAR -- Long-term care is "the big elephant in the room" during Congress's deliberations of health care reform, in the belief of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

"No one is talking about it," Klobuchar said at a roundtable discussion about elderly care Monday evening at Rice Care Center in Willmar. More than 40 people were on hand for the meeting.

Yet a coming upsurge in the nation's elderly population makes it a vital issue, she said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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