Tag Archives: Health Care

Covered California Gives the Uninsured Another Chance

By Kenny Goldberg Covered California is offering consumers yet another chance to buy a health plan. This special enrollment period runs from Feb. 23 to April 30, two weeks after taxes are due. President Barack Obama announced a similar special … Continue reading

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New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in July 2013. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill co-written by a City Heights woman that will help the … Continue reading

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Doctors Not Inundated With Newly Insured Patients

By Kenny Goldberg Millions of previously uninsured Americans now have coverage thanks to Obamacare. But a new report finds most doctors haven’t seen a surge in new patient visits. The study comes from Athenahealth, a company that provides care coordination … Continue reading

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Educando a la Comunidad de África del Este Acerca de Obamacare

Yasmin Hamud is the founder and executive director of the Center for Bridging Communities. | Foto por Adam Ward Por Adam Ward La Colaboración de África del Este desea inscribir a 300 residentes de City Heights en Obamacare antes del … Continue reading

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Educating the East African Community About Obamacare

Yasmin Hamud is the founder and executive director of the Center for Bridging Communities. | Photo Credit: Adam Ward By Adam Ward The East African Collaborative is pushing to sign up 300 City Heights residents for Obamacare before March 31. … Continue reading

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Covered California Enrollment Deadline Approaching

By Megan Burks Listen to Covered California spokewoman Lizelda Lopez take questions on KPBS Midday Edition The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, is March 31. Americans can sign up through … Continue reading

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San Diego Exceeds Covered California Enrollment Goals

By Dwane Brown More people in San Diego have signed up for the state healthcare exchange than was projected for the county. Covered California is in the final stretch of the enrollment period, with a goal to sign up 2 … Continue reading

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Youth Report: Improving Communication in Health Care

Amir Johnson, a youth reporter on the Media Arts Center’s after-school news crew, takes a look at a City Heights call for better language services in medical settings. Currently, California requires doctors’ offices and hospitals to provide interpretation, but there … Continue reading

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Tax Deadline Signals Start of Health Reform’s Insurance Mandate

Californians who don’t have government-mandated health insurance a year from now will pay a penalty on their federal tax obligations. By John M. Gonzales CHCF Center for Health Reporting If you’re among millions of uninsured Californians eligible for government-subsidized insurance, … Continue reading

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How Immigration Reform Would Impact Health Care

Executive Director Fred Bauermeister stands in the offices of Free Clinic of Simi Valley on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The Free Clinic is a California provider that seeks to keep patients – many of them immigrants – out of expensive … Continue reading

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