MO Farm Bureau’s health plan ask starts in the Senate
Missouri Farm Bureau has asked the state’s Senate Insurance and Banking Committee to back a bill giving farmers and ranchers another health care option.
President Garrett Hawkins says the bill provides an exception for the non-profit membership organization to offer a health plan and it was outlined as a priority during the annual meeting.
“How many times do you have a spouse on the farm that must leave the farm to go to work in town so the family can access health benefits?”
Hawkins says the cost of the plan would be covered by Farm Bureau and reinsurance. If the bill is passed, Missouri would be the seventh state Farm Bureau to offer a health plan to its members. There will also be a similar bill considered in the House during the session.