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Issues in Health Reform

K-State Research and Extension
Family Studies and Human Sciences
343 Justin Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS, 66506

Educational Materials

Farm and Ranch Families and the Affordable Care Act, 2015

Farm and ranch families and businesses have some unique considerations regarding the new ways to get health insurance.  This educational program was developed by Roberta Riportella of Kansas State University and Barbara O'Neill of Rutgers University.  This has been taught several times in different ways:

Webinar with powerpoints to Extension educators, Oct. 2013

Webinar Presentation for Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Jan 2015   

Powerpoint files: 

Comparing ACA Implementation between one ACA Friendly and one Less ACA Friendly State: Differences for consumers and for their educators, Oct 2014

eXtension webinar. 

The Affordable Care Act and How it Will Impact Students, 2013

Roberta Riportella of Kansas State University presented to students on Nov. 5, 2013 in Manhattan.

 What the Affordable Care Act Means for Young Adults (pdf of a ppt)

General ACA information

Extension's Leadership in Health Care Reform: Preparing Families, Businesses and Communities (.ppt)

Presentation at the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Galaxy Conference, September 2013 in Pittsburg, PA. Roberta Riportella, the Kansas Health Foundation's professor of community health with K-State Research and Extension, is one of the presenters.

Extension Educational Resources for ACA Questions

This presentation was originally recorded online by eXtension on Aug. 8, 2013 featuring professionals from three U.S. universities. Includes links to a PowerPoint presentation.

The Marketplace, Enrollment and Essential Benefits

This presentation was originally recorded online on July 25, 2013 by eXtension. Since March 2010 when health care reform became a law, professor Riportella has been helping professional groups, communities and consumers become informed about its potential impact. This presentation includes a general discussion by the presenter and participants.

The Marketplace: What's in it, how it works, and who is helping (pdf of a ppt)

The Basics of the Affordable Care Act

With so much changing, what do we still need to know?

This presentation was originally recorded online on July 18, 2013 by eXtension. This presentation includes a link to a PowerPoint presentation that can be adapted by others for their own use.

Enhancing the Impact of Public Policy on the Health of Vulnerable Populations

This online presentation was originally recorded on March 26, 2012 by eXtension. This webinar helps to address the role that Extension and other faculty can play in helping to enhance the impact of public policy on the health of vulnerable populations.

Overview: The Affordable Care Act

This is a webcast featuring current Kansas Health Foundation professor of community health Roberta Riportella on a panel of experts talking about key features of the Affordable Care Act. Includes information to help Americans make smart decisions on their insurance choices.

Affordable Care Act: An Overview (.ppt)

Training Resources and Aids

This is a great collection of links to help answer common questions and find others who can help. (PDF file)