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Obamacare helping rural farmers



Less than 10 percent rural residents without healthcare

No complaints about Obamacare from local farmers. 

Westby dairy farmer Darin Von Ruden says the Affordable Care Act has helped plenty of rural Americans who couldn’t afford health coverage in the past. Fewer than 10 percent of rural residents are now without health insurance.  

Von Ruden is president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union.  Speaking on the Wisconsin Farm Report on AM 580 WKTY, he said the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president scares him, because Trump wants to deport immigrants who do much of the work on Wisconsin farms.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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