An interesting initiative in Wisconsin highlights both a potential problem concerning health insurance for dairy farmers as well as a possible solution.
The rural health initiative, a non-profit, has identified that just under 1/5 of dairy farm families in Wisconsin have no health insurance.
Equally of those who do, the health insurance coverage they have is fairly limited in many ways.
The issue of health provision on farms is much more complicated is then simply identifying risk as in a normal business or for a regular family.
The rural health initiative is a program designed to visit farms and farm families at their place of work and in a variety of ways help them to identify health risks, farm safety risks, to do various screenings to identify potential health risks, and to help educate farmers and their families on a wide range of medical and health issues.
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To access the rural health initiative website click here