Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif just released the second installment of his blog series where he analyzes Trump’s proposed policies and their impact on ag—including the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In his latest entry, he speaks further about the ACA executive order's effect on ag and ag-related businesses, employees and families.

Nassif details how some of the proposed ACA replacement plans offer tax credits to offset healthcare costs while others offer tax deductions. He also delves deeper into the changes in Medicaid and Medicare.

WGAT recently opened its newest Cedar Health and Wellness Center in the Oxnard area at 650 Hobson Way, Suite 207 in Oxnard.

WGAT participants in Oxnard and surrounding communities can use the new Cedar center, which offers expanded hours, same day appointments, bilingual care and exceptional care options with lower copays than standard health plans. The services include immunizations, preventive routine checkups, health screenings, first aid and pediatric care for children two years and older. To make an appointment, please call (805) 240-2213.

Stephanie Thara

President Trump’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) executive order may not affect your health benefits in the short term, but his promise to repeal and replace the ACA makes it likely that major changes are on their way.

Once the Trump administration assembles its team, the new republican Congress can use a majority vote to unilaterally pass budget reconciliation legislation, effectively crippling the existing system by repealing the employer and individual mandates, individual subsidies at the health insurance exchanges, the expansion of Medicaid and ACA-related taxes.

Stephanie Thara

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