Wednesday, March 31

32% of farmers don't have health insurance

I saw this figure in USA Today a week ago (couldn't find it there, but found the original (Delaware) NewsJournal article via Google).

$10,000: Annual cost of health insurance for a couple age 40-44 in Blue Cross Blue Shield's plan for Delaware Farm Bureau members.

$21,696: Annual cost of health insurance for a couple age 60-64 in the Delaware Farm Bureau plan.

All of these figures make me sad.

I'm opposed to the current farm susidies because it props up people who make over 100,000$/year. But I wish we could do something to support family farmers like this and make sure they at least have health insurance, especially the ones who are 60 and over.
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