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Vista Latina: Health benefits for farmworkers likely to remain scarce
Imperial Valley News

As the Affordable Care Act slowly starts to get implemented, one group of employees that is excluded from benefiting from the major health care reform is undocumented farmworkers.

This distinct outcome may also extend to the farmworkers not in the country illegally.

Although many labor contractors will likely have to offer employee health insurance because of the ACA, there is a strong possibility farmworkers, who are some of the nation’s lowest-paid earners, will not be able to afford an employer’s plan.