CHCF Center for Health Reporting | September 23, 2013
Love it or hate it (or don’t know anything about it), Obamacare is here. And President Barack Obama’s new health care law, known officially as the Affordable Care Act, confronts a critical first test in a matter of days.
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | August 27, 2013
You know the cost of your health insurance may change under Obamacare. You know the quality of your insurance may change. But what about when you can buy your health insurance? In this installment of Ask Emily, Senior Writer Emily Bazar explains the new rules that will control when you can buy or change your health plans.
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | July 16, 2013
Californians of all backgrounds are confused about their options under Obamacare. In this installment of Ask Emily, journalist Emily Bazar addresses your choices – or lack thereof – under the Medi-Cal program. More than 1 million Californians will be newly eligible for the public health program come January. What does the expansion mean for their health care options?
CHCF Center for Health Reporting | May 21, 2013
Expect big changes to the health insurance market in the coming months, including how health plans treat you and what they charge you for coverage. One big one to look for: Obamacare will require health plans to cover everyone regardless of their medical history. Ask Emily explores some of the changes.
Californians who have medical problems but no insurance will get help from the federal health care overhaul this year, but the big changes debut in 2014.
At 15, Miranda Ashland is chatty and outgoing, loves to ride horses, write fantasy fiction about dragons and prophecies, and sing in school musicals.
The Saratoga teen also may be among the first Californians helped by the health care overhaul that will guarantee children access to insurance coverage.
Unemployed and uninsured, Jason Villalobos lives in perpetual fear of getting sick or hurt. He also has HIV, a pre-existing condition that makes getting private insurance all the more difficult.
As she grows older, being uninsured has begun to weigh on Rose Beletz.
At age 62, the Walnut Creek woman, who has Type 1 diabetes, has been lucky in maintaining good health. But she knows that can change in an instant. Then what would she do, she wonders.
With his finger bleeding profusely, Chris Underwood tried to avoid seeking medical care.
The uninsured husband and father, who cut himself while washing dishes last month, pays out of pocket for all of his medical expenses. He knew seeing a doctor would be costly.