One of the first things you hear when you enter the East Bay Vivarium is lots of scratching. It's coming from inside a large cage at a giant lizard that’s nearly as long as I am tall. “His name is Elmo, he’s a good guy. People love him,” says Owen Maerks, one of the co-owners here at the Vivarium.
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the authors ofThe Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenges of a New Era. From public health and education to the water crisis to foreclosure crisis, California often leads the nation on policies for better or for worse. So as environmental, economic, and societal realities shift, what kind of future do we hope for in California? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
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.
December 5th, 2013 by Rayana Godfrey Featured on KQED On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're trying to decide between movies and a house party, I'm weighing a completely different option in my head.
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.”