The 2010 Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity for Extension. Research shows that most Americans do not understand the law's provisions and are not comfortable making health insurance purchase decisions. By January 2014, nearly 30 million Americans will be making enrollment decisions; an estimated 180 million will be reenrolling in health plans. We have a teachable moment to both educate and measure the impact of that education. At issue is the question of the extent to which we in Extension are willing and able to mobilize to address the opportunity.
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Braun, B. (2012). Responding to Health Care Reform: Mobilizing Extension. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.50.05.09