Rural Healthcare a Critical Election Issue – DTN Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
California rancher Megan Brown moved home to work on her parents’ cattle ranch. The pay is low, which helps to keep the ranch in her family, and Brown started raising […]

Health Insurance – Farmers Offered More Options in Nebraska – DTN Jan 29, 2019

🕔Jan 29, 2019
Blue Cross Blue Shield discontinued Nebraska farmer Randy Uhrmacher’s group insurance plan at the beginning of 2018.   He and his wife, Kathy, joined her employer’s insurance for a year, but […]

Health Insurance Part of New Farm Bill? Maybe. – DTN Jun 19, 2018

🕔Jun 19, 2018
The farm bill could be used next year to offer some relief for farmers from high healthcare insurance premiums they face. Association Health Plans (AHPs) have become an avenue touted […]

Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN Dec 14, 2017

🕔Dec 14, 2017
The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect […]

Farmer Health Insurance Confusion: Cooperatives, Waivers, Tax Credits, and More – DTN Nov 1, 2017

🕔Nov 1, 2017
Despite the continued political battles over the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” it remains the law, the marketplace for insurance still exists and enrollment starts Wednesday. Farmers in most of […]

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN Jun 26, 2017

🕔Jun 26, 2017
Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and […]

Farming With or Without Health Insurance – You Need a Plan – Commentary May 17, 2017

🕔May 17, 2017
The US House of Representatives recently voted to repeal and replace the health insurance elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACE or Obamacare) in such a way that the Democrats would […]

Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN Mar 28, 2017

🕔Mar 28, 2017
The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums.   The defeat of the bill […]

Farm Business: Does Cutting Your Expenses Mean Giving Up Health Insurance? – DTN Jan 25, 2017

🕔Jan 25, 2017
During year-end meetings with farm clients, Minneapolis-based consultant Rod Mauszycki, heard farmers pose a question the veteran tax adviser had never heard before, “What’s the penalty for not carrying health […]

Farmers Squeezed by Health Care Costs and Insurance Sign-Up Deadlines – DTN Dec 25, 2015

🕔Dec 25, 2015
As farmers question every line item in their 2016 budget to preserve working capital, lenders advise cutting “family living expense.” But that category often includes health insurance and those expenses […]

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