"The Senate's failure to move forward with any piece of health care reform legislation last night is a blow to Nebraska's farmers and ranchers. As the majority of livestock and crop producers go to either the open market or the health insurance exchanges to purchase health insurance, they continue to bare the brunt of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) failure to actually make health insurance more affordable. We urge the Senate to continue to work on a plan that helps reduce the cost of health insurance and re-establish market fundamentals to the health insurance marketplace. Lastly, we want to continue to thank U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse for their tireless efforts to help move legislation forward and finally end the Obamacare nightmare."

 Background:
Nebraska Farm Bureau sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer immediately following the Senate action to initiate debate on the ACA repeal July 25. The letter outlined the key provisions that should be included in U.S. Senate legislation to repeal and replace the ACA. Read more about Nebraska Farm Bureau’s health care priorities here.

 The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.