|An informative session about the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Corley Auditorium of Webster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University-Joplin.
Part of the University of Missouri Extension's health insurance education initiative, the session partners with Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital of Joplin. The session is free.
“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 found here provides educational materials and links to more information.
"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."