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Healthy Ideas: Californians Weigh In on Health Care Reform

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In the Spring of 2009, when President Obama put out an open call for ideas on health care reform, KQED assembled health care thought-leaders and professionals from across California to lead us in a conversation about the health care issues we face.

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The California Report | Friday, Jun 13, 2014, 8:50 AM

Covered CA Outreach Effort Enrolls Majority of CSU Uninsured

One big open question during the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act was whether enough young, healthy people would sign up to counter balance all the older, sicker people rushing onto coverage rolls. State officials funded an exploratory outreach effort targeted at 100,000 uninsured Cal State students, and won over more than half of them.



Forum | Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014, 10:00 AM

Covered California Deadline Approaches

Monday is the open enrollment deadline for Covered California, the state's new health insurance exchange. More than 1 million Californians have already signed up for coverage, the most of any state in the nation. But the enrollment numbers for certain groups, such as Latinos and African-Americans, have been lagging. We get an update on Covered California and take your questions on the health care law.



Forum | Monday, Dec 16, 2013, 9:00 AM

Covered California Enrollment Deadline Looms

December 23 is the deadline to enroll for health insurance coverage that starts on January 1, 2014. In the last-minute rush to make the cutoff, nearly 50,000 people signed up through Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, in the first week of December alone. Are you a college graduate no longer on your parents' insurance? A freelancer or business owner who doesn't have a company plan? Are you unsure if you're eligible for the expanded version of Medi-Cal? We take your questions about Obamacare and signing up for coverage in California.



 

KQED Perspectives on Health Care Reform

Perspectives | Friday, Apr 08, 2011, 7:35 AM

Say What?

Debbie Duncan was hard of hearing, until the health reform act came to the rescue.



Perspectives | Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011, 7:35 AM

One Year Later

Dr. Ricky Choi looks at what health care reform has delivered one year after enactment.



Perspectives | Thursday, Dec 16, 2010, 7:35 AM

The ABCs of Health Care

Dr. Logan Faust's world is full of government-inspired acronyms, and that's a good thing.



 

National Public RadioPatient and Provider Perspectives

December 19, 2014

Majority Of Respondents Don't Trust Washington
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly 80 percent of respondents say they can't trust Washington, and have little faith that the federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills. Director Andrew Kohut tells Steve Inskeep that only 22 percent said they can trust the federal government "almost always or most of the time."

Atlanta Man Sees Hope In Health Care Plan
Many Americans are trying to figure out how and if the new health care law will affect them. Among them is a 63-year-old man Atlanta man who lost his job and his insurance. For months he has been trying to figure out how to get free or low-cost care. Now the overhaul may put him squarely in line for a subsidy and an affordable plan in an exchange.

Powerful Catholic Quietly Shaping Abortion, Health Bill Debate
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' point man on abortion, Richard Doerflinger has emerged as a major player in the health care debate, one likely to play a pivotal role in the outcome.

IRS Faces Tough New Duties Under Health Overhaul
The tax agency would be responsible for checking whether individuals get required insurance, distributing billions of dollars in subsidies and collecting new taxes and penalties.

House Health Bill Would Help Pacific Island Migrants
Legislation would restore Medicaid rights to citizens of the Marshall Islands and two other nations who have the unique ability to travel and work freely in the United States.


National Public RadioHealth Care Innovations

December 19, 2014

House Passes Historic Health Care Bill
Capping a year of legislative activity and ending decades of Democratic frustration, the House approves a pair of bills that would extend health care coverage to more than 30 million Americans. One bill goes to Obama's desk, the other heads for a final showdown in the Senate.

Powerful Catholic Quietly Shaping Abortion, Health Bill Debate
As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' point man on abortion, Richard Doerflinger has emerged as a major player in the health care debate, one likely to play a pivotal role in the outcome.

IRS Faces Tough New Duties Under Health Overhaul
The tax agency would be responsible for checking whether individuals get required insurance, distributing billions of dollars in subsidies and collecting new taxes and penalties.

Dems Move To Regulate How Insurers Spend Money
The new Senate health bill released by Majority Leader Reid imposes tougher requirements on insurers to spend most premium revenues on medical care, instead of administrative costs, salaries and profits.

COBRA Help For Laid-Off May Come Before Christmas
The COBRA subsidy extension now pending in Congress could be considered in the Senate this weekend.

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