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 […]

Farm Bill Passed – What About Rural Health Care? – Commentary Dec 19, 2018

🕔Dec 19, 2018
Of all the non-farm-bill issues affecting rural communities, access to health care is certain to be near the top, along with non-farm employment opportunities. Having grown up in or lived […]

Farmer Health Insurance: Land O’Lakes Launches Coverage In Minnesota, Nebraska Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is the first organization to sponsor a self-insured multi-state group health plan under new Association Health Plan (AHP) Regulations that were issued this past summer. This self-insured […]

Keep the Farm or Pay for Health Insurance? There’s a New Option. – DTN Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018
Health insurance costs have reached a desperation point for many farmers, with some premiums rising 60% to 200%. The choice for some comes down to keeping the farm together or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farm Living: Pricey Internet and Lack of Health Insurance – Future Not Promising Jul 28, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017
In a recent article, our colleague Alan Guebert wrote that he had to pay “$170 per month [for] rural internet and telephone service compared to $50 per month for both” […]

Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach Jul 19, 2017

🕔Jul 19, 2017
According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor […]

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 […]

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