What's lacking in farm workers' health care

Dec 3, 2014

  To better meet the health needs of migrant farm workers, health care professionals will need to expand their training to include background in the social issues and conditions that affect those patients.

Health care services for migrant farm workers in California, says Seth Holmes, are sparse, overburdened and underfunded. All of which is a natural outcome from the way our for-profit medical system is structured.

Seth Holmes, with three children from the group of Oaxacan farm workers he lived and traveled with.

   The passage and rollout of the Affordable Care Act across America has been an enormous benefit to low-income households that previously had no health insurance.  But Holmes observes that there is also a downside to the measure.