Health Insurance Education Initiative

Debate about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has caused widespread confusion. Many — including farmers, business owners, families, retirees, health care providers, nonprofits and local government officials — have not been adequately informed about the law, and are not prepared to make educated health insurance decisions. As a nonpartisan entity, University of Missouri Extension provides education to ensure Missourians have the resources and skills needed to make informed health insurance decisions.

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Our Health Insurance Education Initiative involves over 100 field faculty from all of Extension’s academic areas. Several peer-reviewed curricula have been developed to provide politically neutral, fact-based education to help individuals, families, and employers:

  • Better understand the ACA and clear up confusion
  • Understand their health insurance options
  • Make informed health insurance decisions as required by the ACA
  • Better understand health insurance concepts and how to use their insurance

For more information and a calendar of events, please visit

MU Extension has provided this information to help Missouri residents make informed health insurance decisions by understanding options and responsibilities outlined in the Affordable Care Act. MU Extension provides factual information on public policies such as the ACA.