The Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents both opportunities and challenges for farmers. There is a great deal of variation in how states are implementing the ACA, which creates confusion for individuals and businesses trying to understand and evaluate health insurance options. To assist farmers and farm workers with navigating ACA reforms, Extension can work across program areas and leverage their network of farm technical assistance providers and non-profits to enhance outreach and program efforts. Extension tax schools and wider adoption of the Smart Choice Health Insurance - Farm Families can expand the portfolio of tools available for working with farmers.
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Inwood, S., Braun, B., Knudson, A., & Parker, J. (2015). Farmers and Health Care Reform: A Challenge and Opportunity for Extension. The Journal of Extension, 53(2), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.53.02.02