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Affordable Care Act will revive, sustain small towns, farms, ranches




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August 1, 2011 | 2,331 views | 3 comments

By Alyssa Charney, alyssac@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs

Nearly 15 million young adults (19-29 years of age) in America are without health insurance. However, over 12 million of those uninsured will obtain coverage under provisions of the Affordable Care Act. These provisions are especially important for small towns and rural areas, because access to affordable, quality health insurance means more young adults have the freedom to stay, return, or relocate to rural communities.

The Affordable Care Act benefits young adults in rural areas with provisions that include the ability to remain on their parents’ policies, the creation of health insurance marketplaces, the elimination of pre-existing conditions, and incentives for employers to provide coverage.

These benefits extend even beyond individual health and affordability, because supporting young people means supporting our rural communities for generations to come. Rural communities are declining in population, but this migration is not driven by a lack of desire to live in rural places. Instead, many young adults feel forced to leave, driven by pressure to find opportunities that offer the health benefits they need.

Where people choose to live and work, and the passions they pursue, shouldn't be decided by limitations on where to find health insurance. The Affordable Care Act addresses these limitations. Recent Center for Rural Affairs reports on the Affordable Care Act’s impact on rural America are available at: http://www.cfra.org/policy/health-care/research.

Young farmers, entrepreneurs, and rural health care providers have much to gain from the Affordable Care Act, and they also have valuable skills and knowledge to contribute to their rural communities.

Alyssa Charney participated in a public policy internship at the Center for Rural Affairs this summer, she now works on a Farm-to-School food project and resides in Red Lodge, Montana.
 
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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
August 2, 2011 3:46pm
 
 
Well, we've seen and heard a lot of propaganda and bovine scatology spewed by the Left-wing and Obama camp followers about the worse piece of legislation in our nation's ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 2, 2011 12:46pm
 
 
But Alyssa a lot of those from the farms and ranches will have to go into the cities to get jobs so they can pay for the coverage of those who stay behind and do what they ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
August 1, 2011 3:37pm
 
 
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