March 6th, 2014 According to Young Invincibles.org, as of February 12th, 800,070 youth nationwide have signed up for health care through the Affordable Care Act. Youth Radio participants explain why health care is important to them and why the word "invincible" is not something they identify with.
Guests: San Mateo County participants: Deputy District Attorney Sharon Henry, Deputy In Charge of the Insurance Fraud Unit, and Inspector Sam Gee; Captain Kathleen Harris, California Dept. of Insurance; and Criminal Defense Attorney Chuck Smith.
What’s the quickest way to a child’s heart? How about a Harry Potter movie? The staff at the Bay Area’s Teen Health Van know their patients are no exception.
Katie Baker, the van’s newest physician’s assistant, says showing movies makes the patients feel “more comfortable” when waiting for treatment. The mobile clinic’s waiting room is the size of a cubicle. The movie drowns out any sounds coming from nearby exam rooms, helping preserve patient privacy.Patients range in age from 10 to 25 years old. Half are homeless. Most lack health insurance.
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about The Affordable Care Act. What are the new coverage options? In California, the cost of health insurance is rising more rapidly than family incomes. What resources are available for those of us don’t have healthcare or don’t have much coverage? Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. What resources are available? And what’s in store for the future of healthcare? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.