Thanks for clicking on this web extra from my conversation with Iowa Senate candidate Michael Franken.

The Democrat is aligned with most members of his party on the health care issue. But he does make one bold statement.

He considers it vital to national security.

On health care he promotes expanding the Affordable Care Act to establish a public option — actually agreeing with three of the other candidates on this.

So what does he say to liberals who argue the current pandemic supports the needs of single payer coverage?

See his answer in the video above.

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