The National Farmers Union is urging caution against potential impacts federal health care reforms may have in rural America. The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was unveiled Monday night.
NFU President Roger Johnson spoke on health care during the NFU annual convention in San Diego, California, this week. Johnson says that during his time as North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner between 1996 and 2009, the biggest problems facing farmers was health care. Johnson says that’s not been the case over the last few years, adding that “if we repeal the Affordable Care Act, those voices are going to be front and center again,” according to DTN. The Republican plan would replace federal insurance subsidies with a new form of individual tax credits and grants to help states shape their own policies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a markup of the bill Wednesday.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.