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Bill seeks to provide exempt medical coverage to farmers

Posted On: Feb. 13, 2023 10:09 AM CST

A bill in the Missouri State Senate would allow for the Missouri Farm Bureau to provide medical coverage to farmers without requiring it to be classified as insurance, reports the Fulton Sun. Although there was support for Senate Bill 11, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, competing insurance companies cried "foul" in a Missouri Senate hearing late last month. The bill is modeled after a similar program in Tennessee, where the state's chapter of the Farm Bureau was granted an exemption in the 1990s to regulations around providing health insurance.