FARM LIFE NEWS
Obamacare: Veggie Rx Market?
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:55 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Gus Schumacher sees farmers markets playing a role in making the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, work.

According to Schumacher, the health care reform act could bring additional consumers to farmers markets because of new demands to promote healthier communities.

"Our objective is that some of that money should go to our farmers to provide health with food as medicine -- farmers as pharmacies -- to help improve the health of people who are diabetic or obese," he explained.

Schumacher is co-founder of Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut-based group that develops programs to help provide more ...

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