PHOTOS: Uninsured Nebraska family to opt out of Affordable Care Act

PHOTOS: Uninsured Nebraska family to opt out of Affordable Care Act

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SPALDING, NE - SEPTEMBER 30: Kristine Bernt (R) sits with her children George (L), Becky (2nd from L) and Patrick on their farm on September 30, 2013 in Spalding, Nebraska. Kristine, her husband Bob, and 7 of their 12 children live on a 700 acre farm that was homesteaded by Bob Bernt's great grandfather, where they raise organic grass-fed beef and dairy cattle, hogs, goats and raise organic crops. The Bernt family has not had health insurance for 20 years, a decision made after a bad experience with their insurance company following the birth of their daughter Rosie who was born with cerebral palsy. The Bernts do not plan to purchase insurance following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, opting instead to pay the penalty. Bernt, who swears by the health benefits of organic crops and grass-fed meat and dairy, thinks the Affordable Care Act sends the wrong message. "If we can get this country eating healthy we will reduce the healthcare costs in it", said Bernt. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 1, 2013 at 8:31 PM

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