Exchanges and Medi-Cal: Rolling out Obamacare in California
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Seven million Californians don't have health insurance, but many will be eligible for coverage in January, 2014. There's just over a year to prepare for a massive expansion of Medi-Cal for the poor and to set up an exchange, called California Covered, where the uninsured can find out what policies are available and how to apply. We hear from people trying to clear up a lot of confusion because the only way to keep costs down is to enroll as many healthy consumers as possible. Also, petroglyphs carved thousands of years ago have been cut down by vandals and hauled out of the mountains near Bishop in the Eastern Sierra. We hear about a tragic loss--especially to contemporary Native Americans. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, David Petraeus, and the "surveillance state."
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Gearing Up for Obamacare in California ()
California hopes to lead the nation in implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The key is mass enrollment before it goes into effect on January 1, 2014. So there's only a year to educate the seven million people who don't have health insurance about what they'll be qualified to receive and how they can get it.
- Peter Lee: Covered California, @CoveredCA
- Amy Luftig Viste: Chief Executive Office of LA County
- Katie Murphy: Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County
Ancient Sacred Petroglyphs Stolen ()
From high on a wall in the mountains near Bishop in the eastern Sierra, four Native American petroglyphs have been cut down with drills, power saws and pry bars and carted away. We get an update from Greg Haverstock, an archaeologist with the Bureau of Land Management, and Raymond Andrews, historic preservation office for the Paiute tribe.
Is the Government Reading Your Email? ()
An FBI agent told superiors that his friend Jill Kelly was subjected to e-mail harassment. The subsequent investigation did not uncover a crime, but it ultimately forced David Petraeus to resign as Director of the CIA. The incident is being cited as evidence that technology and laws passed since September 11 demonstrate how vulnerable innocent Americans are to invasions of privacy by government agencies, turning the US into a "surveillance state." Why don't constitutional protections apply to e-mail? What's the role of Google, Facebook and the Cloud?
- Declan McCullagh: CNET, @declanm
- Julian Sanchez: Cato Institute, @normative
- Paul Rosenzweig: Red Branch Consulting, @RosenzweigP
- Jim Dempsey: Center for Democracy and Technology
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