We are experiencing a healthcare crisis. Today even a middle class income is hardly enough to support the cost of healthcare for many families, let alone families that have severe illness or disability to deal with. Our job as a community is to ensure that we are caring for one another and not letting our neighbors die on streets because they can’t afford their hospital bill. While the federal government continues their debate on healthcare Minnesota needs to step up and provide a public option available to everyone in the state to help drive down the prices of health insurance across the board.