Mizzou Advantage

The Health Care Reform Network includes faculty from:


External Partners include:


COLUMBIA MEETING – Location change to 2205 MU Student Center – see location page for further details.

Conference will now be available by live streaming
starting at 9:45 am, June 22, 2012.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has far-reaching implications for Missouri citizens and institutions. Over the next several years, this legislation will have a dramatic impact on health care providers, state and local policy makers, business leaders, union representatives, the insurance industry, underserved and uninsured populations and their advocates, and the general public. These conferences will examine the policy changes from a variety of perspectives and provide current information relevant to understanding the implications of this legislation in Missouri.

The Health Care Reform Network is a collaborative, interdisciplinary network of teaching, research and extension faculty of the University of Missouri in Columbia, working together and with an expanded network of community partners. The goal of the network is to disseminate relevant and reliable information about changes in health policy on Missouri citizens. Activities of the network, including these conferences, are supported by a Mizzou Advantage grant.

Topics to be addressed in the conferences include:

Cross-cutting issues affecting everyone.

The current status of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Issues of concern to low-income, elderly, disabled and other high-risk populations.

Employer-sponsored health plans.

Medically underserved communities.