This yr’s debt-to-asset ratio is the very best the agriculture business has seen in 30 years. Spouses taking off-farm jobs to offer medical insurance for his or her households not covers the price. And but the present invoice that is making its method by way of congress, the Graham-Cassidy invoice, would imply $211 million much less for well being care in North Dakota as a result of it will block grant well being care spending to the states. That may be devastating not just for our farmers and ranchers, but in addition for our rural communities and well being care amenities.
Lawmakers in D.C. have to cease the well being care video games and do their job. They will begin by stopping insurers from cherry choosing probably the most worthwhile marketplaces, which leaves many people in rural areas with little or no selection of insurer choices. People want reasonably priced, accessible and high quality well being care—and we’d like it now.