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Extension program will explore health care reform


The Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform or Obamacare) was passed into law in March 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in July 2012. Some provisions started immediately. The biggest changes under the Affordable Care Act are set to begin on Jan. 1. Do you know how the new health care law will affect you?

Plan to attend an informational session at noon Oct. 30 at the Ellis County Extension office, 601 Main. Enter the rear door from the north parking lot; bring a lunch if desired.

Speakers are three Extension family and consumer sciences agents: Linda Beech, Ellis County; Donna Krug, Barton County; and Jamie Rathbun, Midway District. The agents will attempt to shed light on the complexities of the ACA and provide consumer resources for more information from Kansas State Research and Extension and the Kansas insurance commissioner.

The program is free and open to the public. Pre-register by calling (785)628-9430 to ensure adequate materials and supplies. A minimum attendance is needed to hold the program.