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Bob Bernt and his wife, Kristine, have gone without health insurance for the last 20 years, and don’t plan on buying coverage to meet the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. (Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)
Bob Bernt and his wife, Kristine, have gone without health insurance for the last 20 years, and don’t plan on buying coverage to meet the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. (Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)

The Affordable Care Act takes a big step forward next month when the new health care marketplaces open for business.

The rate of uninsured people tends to be higher in rural areas than cities, but across the rural Midwest, some residents are unconvinced that signing up for health insurance under Obamacare is a step they want to take.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reports from Nebraska.

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This segment aired on September 25, 2013.

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