Affordable Care Act

On the July 27th edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark government program by discussing its achievements and challenges.

On the June 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA’s federal subsidies.

The New Health Care Rules: Tax Returns, Taxes, Penalties, and Exemptions.
Guests: Jason Galek, a Specialist in Taxation Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal  Specialization of the State Bar, and Christina Weed, tax attorney. Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

  

 

On the October 6th,  2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a debate about proposition 45, the ballot initiative that gives California's state insurance commissioner veto power over rate increases. Opponents say prop 45 would undermine the Affordable Care Act. Proponents argue that without health insurance rate regulations, they will continually go up. What questions do you have about proposition 45? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act. According to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 3.4 million or 58% of uninsured Californians have signed up for the coverage. Who’s signing up? And how have the quality and costs of care changed?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Dr. Sharon Long, senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute 

Anthony Wright, executive director for Health Access California

  

Medi-Cal Changes and Covered California
Guests:  Peter Stern, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning; Elizabeth Landsberg, Director of Legislative Advocacy, the Western Center on Law & Poverty; and Amber Cutler, Staff Attorney, the National Senior Citizens Law Center.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.
 

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst with a few choice word about President Obama plugging the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis's internet comedy show. Not late night, not basic cable, an internet show. Looks like the Chief Executive is working his way down the marketing food chain. Won't be long before he's wearing a giant syringe costume twirling a sign on Pennsylvania Ave.

  

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Marijuana legalization could save California millions while bringing in millions in taxes // State Attorney General

  

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

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The Affordable Care Act/Medi-Cal Coverage -- immigration issues.
Guest:  Ellen Wu, Exec. Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Listeners: please call with questions & comments for Chuck and Ellen Wu: 415-841-4134.
 

What do you want to know about Medi-cal?

Dec 9, 2013

On the next Your Call, we're continuing our conversation about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for you. This time we’re focusing on Medical. As California’s program prepares for a major expansion, doctors say they can’t accept new patients because it doesn’t pay enough. So how will state serve the additional two million people expected to join the program? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

  

Youth Radio: Young invincible on Affordable Care Act

Dec 5, 2013

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Daniel Moore

Millions of Americans have received letters from insurance companies in the last few months, cancelling their health plans. It’s part of the transition to the Affordable Care Act, and it’s sparked anger and confusion. President Obama has been trying to address the concerns. Last month, he said this:

“…virtually every insurer is offering new, better plans and competing for these folks’ business. I realize that can be scary for people if they just get some notice like that.  So we've got to make sure that we're getting them the right information.”

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):
Issues Re Businesses and Employees and Covered California.

Guests:  Employment Law attorney Theodora Lee, and Mark Herbert, Project and Outreach Manager of Small Business Majority.

Listeners please call with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.




The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Guests:  Bonnie Preston, Outreach & Policy Specialist, Office of the Regional Director, Region IX, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, San Francisco Office;  Amber Cutler, Staff Attorney, the National Senior Citizens Law Center.

Listeners -- please call with questions & comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

Today on Your Call: How does Medi-Cal work?

Jul 25, 2013

 


 

California is required to implement federal health care reform by January 2014.  We discuss what needs to happen by then, and what this means for you.  Is California ready?  What will change and what has changed already?  And what are health benefit exchanges and who needs to use them?  Host David Onek and a panel of Bay Area experts make sense of this landmark legislation.

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Medicare system--how it currently functions and how it was changed under the Affordable Care Act.  Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan has proposed a privatized voucher system.  But critics say that could quickly become unaffordable for most seniors.  If you’re on Medicare or will be soon, what’s your opinion of how it should work?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

The Supreme Court this morning upheld President Obama's healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act. We want to know what you think:

Societies around the world recognize child literacy and elementary education as human rights. It’s actually guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 24 of that Convention also guarantees the following:

“States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services.”

Next week, KALW will bring you NPR's special coverage as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of  the Affordable Care Act, Monday through Wednesday at 6pm.

Hosted by Jennifer Ludden, NPR's special coverage will feature audio highlights from the day's arguments, and analysis from NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and health policy correspondent Julie Rovner.

Next week, KALW will bring you NPR's special coverage as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of  the Affordable Care Act, Monday through Wednesday at 6pm.

NPR's coverage will be hosted by Jennifer Ludden and feature NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and health policy correspondent Julie Rovner, as well as audio of each day's arguments from the court.