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K-State Today

September 27, 2013



Issues in health reform website answers questions

By Elaine Edwards

The Affordable Care Act is in the news. The new law will roll out over the next four years beginning Oct. 1. It is intended to greatly expand health care coverage for all Americans.

Roberta Riportella is the Kansas Health Foundation professor of community health with K-State Research and Extension and is a faculty member in the the School of Family Studies and Human Services. She has led the efforts to communicate with Kansans on this important issue.

Through the issues in health reform website and other resources, Riportella and K-State Research and Extension share information related to employer coverage, public programs and health insurance exchanges. K-State Research and Extension is an objective provider of information to help citizens in Kansas and beyond to understand how this act affects and benefits them.