The Affordable Care Act, often called â€śObamacare,â€ť takes a big step forward Oct. 1 when new health insurance marketplaces open for enrollment. Rural families are more likely to qualify for subsidized coverage, but reaching them to sign up will be part of the challenge.
So, will farm country take advantage of new health insurance subsidies? Thatâ€™s the question in Nebraska.
Almost 200,000 Nebraskans donâ€™t have health insurance. Nearly half of them are spread across the stateâ€™s rural areas.