Questions Remain Over Health Reform Law’s Effect on Farm Workers
Misconceptions and misinformation about provisions in the new health reform law could deter many uninsured agricultural workers in California from seeking health insurance coverage, NPR's "Morning Edition" reports.
About 70% of agricultural workers in California are uninsured. Many of those workers could benefit from Medi-Cal expansions and government subsidies to purchase private coverage. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
However, it is unclear how the law will affect workers who are undocumented immigrants or farmers whoÂ might beÂ required to provide coverage to hired workers or pay a fine (Varney, "Morning Edition," NPR, 4/28).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.