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 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.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."