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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
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Springfield, MO 65807

August 25, 2017

Health Insurance Programs Planned for Sept. 6 in Branson and Oct. 19 in Branson West

FORSYTH, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension is reaching out to local communities to help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act.

The Branson class will be taught from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Taney County OACAC Neighborhood Center, 610 S 6th St Ste 202, Branson. Registration is required to attend this free program and can be made by contacting Taney County OACAC at (417) 239-1882.

The Branson West class will be taught from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.r 6 at the Stone County OACAC Neighborhood Center, Stoneridge Center, 15060 Business 13 South, Suite 11, Branson West. Registration is required to attend this free program and can be made by contacting Sherry or Misti at (417) 739-1130.

The program is part of MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative. It will be presented by Dr. Amy Patillo, MU Extension community development specialist.

"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 website, at, provides educational materials and links to information. "The website is a source to learn factual, unbiased information about the changes in health insurance that are required by the law," Procter said.

MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative website also provides a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you.

Source: Amy Patillo, (417) 581-3558

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