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Kara Eastman gets behind Medicare expansion, setting her apart from opponent Brad Ashford

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Nebraska congressional candidate Kara Eastman has reversed course on health care and endorsed a proposal to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.

“I feel in my heart that this is the best solution we have in front of us right now,” Eastman said in a statement Wednesday. “There is no panacea to our current health care crisis and it is time we stand up and start creating solutions with new ideas that provide quality, affordable health care to every American citizen.”

Eastman, a nonprofit executive, and former congressman Brad Ashford are vying to become the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska’s 2nd District, which includes Omaha.

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