Farmers: Health Insurance Costs Are a Major Risk Factor (image) University of Vermont Share Print E-Mail Caption According to a new USDA-funded survey, lack of access to affordable health insurance is a significant concern and risk factor for American farmers. 64 percent of those surveyed had preexisting conditions. Credit Paul Boisvert Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.