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Health Care Countdown - 5
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Sep 30, 2013 09:51 AM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Idaho farmer Dick Wittman is on the hunt for affordable health insurance. Because his wife retired from her off-farm job a year ago, their COBRA coverage is running out this month and they are too young for Medicare, which doesn't kick in until age 65.

Wittman and his family partners also feel an obligation to make sure their farm's 15 year-round and part-time employees aren't bankrupted should they or their families become sick. That means the Wittmans will be among the first in line Oct. 1 to study whether state health care marketplaces offer small business ...

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