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MU Extension hosting ACA presentation

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? University of Missouri Extension and Pike County Memorial Hospital has information for families, individuals and businesses about options and responsibilities under the new health care law.

An Affordable Care Act presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Bowling Green High School at 700 West Adams St. in Bowling Green. The public is invited.

The informational presentation is part of MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative. For more information, please call the Ralls County MU Extension office at 573-985-3911.

“The Health Insurance Education Initiative will help Show-Me State citizens understand their health insurance options and learn how to get help in their own communities if they choose to enroll in Missouri’s health insurance marketplace,” said Brenda Procter, associate professor of consumer and family economics for MU Extension.

A new website, at, provides educational materials and links to information. There’s a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you.

“The website is a one-stop source for factual, unbiased information about the changes in health insurance that are required by the new law,” Procter said.

“MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website will also provide resources for the state’s small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect their bottom line,” she said.