CoveredCA

Bay Area perspectives on the Affordable Care Act

Jan 10, 2017
Cari Spivack / KALW

Doctors, nurses, and medical students stood outside of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital this week in their lab coats and scrubs, holding signs that said “Protect our patients” and “Keep America covered.”

There's a science behind good hold music, and here's what it sounds like

Oct 17, 2013
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

This month, the state opened its new health insurance marketplace, called Covered California. It’s a way for people who are uninsured to purchase health insurance plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. 

On opening day, Covered California was busy. The website saw almost a million hits, and close to 60,000 people tied up their phone lines.  Waits of over 30 minutes were common.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: "Hold, please"

Oct 10, 2013
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.