Food Chain Radio News
Food Chain Radio Show #1014
Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist
Affordable Food Act
Guest: Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick, Insurance Expert & Host of The Money Moves Radio Show
After a speech to an agriculture trade group recently, I was approached with a suggestion to feature the Affordable Care Act’s impact on agriculture.
When I pitched the topic around the agriculture professionals in attendance, I realized the Act, though not yet fully implemented, was already having an impact on just about everyone’s business.
Though none of the professionals seemed to be pleased with the impact the Act was having on their business, none seemed anxious to discuss the politics of the Act, fearing, perhaps, the wrong person might hear.
In fact, the Affordable Care Act is changing how the United States conducts the business of health care, which is said to constitute about one-fifth of its economy. When such a large change is made to one part of the economy it will likely affect other parts of the economy, and so we ask…