Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics (July 10, 2013)


Published by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics. Copyright © [2013] Board of Regents, University of Nebraska.


The Affordable Care Act (also known as the health care reform law) includes provisions that are intended to expand access to insurance, increase consumer insurance protections, improve quality and system performance and curb rising health care costs. Though some of the reforms were effective in 2010, many provisions will be effective January 1, 2014. To find out rural Nebraskans’ opinions about this new law, the 2013 Nebraska Rural Poll asked how they think the law will affect various groups, and if they think it will be successful at accomplishing its objectives.