Late last week a New York Times report found the Affordable Care Act is falling short in keeping costs low for many in rural America. It said in rural areas, small towns have far fewer carriers offering plans in the law’s online exchanges. Center for Rural Affairs Research Director Jon Bailey says that problem isn’t inherent in Nebraska or the Midwest but in another area of the country.
Iowa have at least some choice for insurance providers and aren’t as bad off as other places are.
Bailey says given time the Affordable Care Act will be beneficial for farmers and ranchers and other rural residents. He says what the administration needs to do is fix their insurance web site and get that operating properly.