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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Nov 12, 2013 03:45 PM CST

David and Anne (not their real names) are Nebraska farmers in their 70s, still active in the business. With health coverage under Medicare, a supplemental health insurance policy to cover prescription drugs and other non-Medicare costs, and a long-term care policy if they need a nursing home, they tell me they are spending $18,000 to $19,000 a year for health expenses. Dropping their long-term care insurance would only save $6,000/year. Is there anything in the new health care program for them?

That's a good question, since rural America is graying and already spends a good chunk of their incomes on health ...

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