U.S. Senator Kohl in Superior to Talk Community Health

By KBJR News 1

August 13, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 8:58 AM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Though he is leaving behind his U.S. Senate seat this November, Senior U.S. Senator Herb Kohl is still working to promote his views on what he feels will move Wisconsin, and the nation, forward.

The Democratic Senator was in Superior, earlier today, to tour the Lake Superior Community Health Center, and visit with both staff, and patients.

Kohl is a longtime supporter of community health centers, which, according to Kohl, provide access to health care for over 20 million people across the country.

Supporters of community health centers claim that their services are an effective way of serving those who couldn't afford, for example, a typical visit to the emergency room.

"The average visit to a community health center is, perhaps, $40. The same visit to an emergency room would be like $800. So, you can see how much more effective it is, and economical," said Kohl.

Kohl has held his title as U.S. Senator since 1988.