publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Implications of Health Care Reform for Farm Businesses and Families

Ahearn, Mary Clare; Williamson, James M.; Black, Nyesha;
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  • Published: 30 Sep 2014 Journal: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, volume 37, issue 2, pages 260-286
Abstract
The Affordable Care Act has implications for the source of health insurance for farm households and potentially how much of their time they allocate to off-farm jobs and even the rate at which new operators enter farming. The Act will likely have impacts for the 1% of farms defined to be large employers, which are required to provide coverage for their workers or pay a penalty. While a very small share of all farms, they account for upward of 40% of the production for some commodities. How they adjust their use of farm labor in response to the Affordable Care Act has implications for farm structure.
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Medical Subject Headings: animal diseases
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Development, Labour economics, Economics, Health care reform, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Health insurance
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Implications of Health Care Reform for Farm Businesses and Families

Ahearn, Mary Clare; Williamson, James M.; Black, Nyesha;