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.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?