FROM Peter Lee
Fate of Affordable Care Act goes into question President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The day after Trump’s victory, more than 100,000 people nationwide rushed to sign up for coverage under the health law. Since its passage six years ago, 1.4 million Californians have gotten their coverage through Covered California, and some say they’re worried it could be taken away or significantly changed.
Covered California Puts Out Its Enrollment Numbers The deadline for enrollment under the President's Affordable Care Act is March 31, the end of next month. Covered California , the state's Obamacare exchange, reported today it has one out of every five sign-ups nationwide. Peter Lee is Executive Director.
The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery in California It'll be four months before anybody knows what the President's Affordable Care Act will really look like in California, but it's beginning to take shape. It might turn out to be less expensive than predicted — if enough of those who don't have insurance decide to sign up instead of paying a $95 penalty. Meanwhile, healthcare providers promise a massive rally tomorrow in Sacramento to pressure Governor Brown to restore reimbursements for services to poor people. We hear about that and get a preview of what the roll-out of Obamacare is beginning to look like in California.
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.
The Affordable Care Act and California Today's Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that California could receive $15 billion a year to extend coverage to many of the seven million people now going without health insurance. We hear what it means for patience, the medical industry and the state budget.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?