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Even without a major health insurance plan, primary and preventative care is often a priority to farmers and farming families. Federally Qualified Health Centers are health care clinics that will both accept insurance, and work with uninsured on a sliding scale to offer services. In Georgia, all Federally Qualified Health Centers are housed under the […]

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When Bobby Jones of Babe and Sage Farm in Gordon put a screw through his hand while building a hoop house, he was uninsured. “Thankfully, the screw missed any bones or tendons, which could have meant surgery and months of physical therapy,” Jones says. “They gave me an IV of antibiotics and pain medication for […]

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Through a new partnership with the Kaiser Bridge Program and generous support from the Food Well Alliance, Georgia Organics is launching its insurance enrollment pilot program. The Georgia Bridge Program is an effort on the part of Kaiser to serve uninsured Georgians with up to two years of free health insurance under their KPIF GA […]

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Farming isn’t a career path for the faint of heart; along with fisheries and forestry, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Just ask Darby Weaver who suffered a broken leg in 2015 as a result of an accident involving her cow. While Weaver was insured, limited provider options and rising […]

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