Obamacare

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.

  

  

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.

 

  

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.

Will Durst: Zero Hero

Nov 11, 2013

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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Will Durst here with a few choice words about the liberal exodus off the presidential bandwagon - which is approaching klaxon fire drill evacuation levels.


  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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Work with Marty Nemko 10/20/13

Oct 20, 2013

Interview with Dr. Paul Ruggieri, author of "Confessions of a Surgeon"



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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East Bay Express: When you can't understand your doctor

Sep 12, 2013

Gloria Estela Ortiz Ramos doesn't speak English, so when she became ill in 2006 and needed medical care, she had to rely on her ten-year-old son for help. He translated a list of medication prescribed to her from the Eastmont Wellness Center, an East Oakland clinic that serves low-income people. But the El Salvadoran immigrant said she expressed concerns to her medical provider, because her son had just started to learn English himself.

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.

 


 

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.

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.