LA's Uninsured and Obamacare
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For the fourth year in a row, Care Harbor opened today at the LA Sports Arena. From now until Sunday, it will offer free medical treatments to almost 5000 people who are poor and uninsured. This year there's a new wrinkle: they'll hear how the state will be implementing the Affordable Care Act, who can qualify and how. Also, in a new boost for "do it yourself" foodies. It's now legal to sell "home made" food in California. We hear who can and who can't. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, economic uncertainty and the presidential campaign.
Obamacare in Southern California ()
Almost 5000 people have already signed up for Care Harbor at the Sports Arena in downtown LA where 3200 volunteer doctors, nurses and other practitioners will be providing free medical care until Sunday. The presenting sponsor of Care Harbor is the non-profit called LA Care, the largest safety net for the uninsured in Southern California with a budget of $1.2 billion.
To hear more and see pictures of Care Harbor, visit the WWLA? blog.
Homemade Food Businesses Get a Boost ()
There’s a Do It Yourself food trend in California, hobbyists with real jobs who supplement their income by making jams, pies and other good stuff in their home kitchens and selling it to their neighbors and even to restaurants. Until Governor Brown signed a new law last week, that was illegal. Baker Mark Stambler started it all.
The Uncertain Economy and the Presidential Campaign ()
Yesterday, President Obama and his Republican challenger were both in Ohio. Today, it was another swing state: Virginia, where they both managed to touch on the economy. Conflicting economic indicators make it hard to predict a presidential election that's focused on the economy. Are the candidates increasing confusion by failing to lay out specific proposals?
- Catherine Rampell: New York Times, @crampell
- Gary Langer: ABC News, @LangerResearch
- Stephen Moore: Wall Street Journal
- Michael Tomasky: Newsweek and the Daily Beast, @michaeltomasky
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