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Fri, Jun 29, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

California and the Affordable Care Act


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A doctor gives a patient a check-up on the same day that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A doctor gives a patient a check-up on the same day that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012.

A day after the Supreme Court's ruling on health reform, we look at how the coming changes in the health care industry will affect consumers. California has already taken great strides in implementing the Affordable Care Act's reforms. For example, the state has a health benefit exchange and the nation's biggest pre-existing coverage insurance plan. But with nearly 20 percent of the state's population uninsured, there are big challenges ahead.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Andrew Bindman, professor of medicine, health policy, epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF, director of the University of California Medicaid Research Institute and director of UCSF's Primary Care Research Fellowship
  • Dave Jones, insurance commissioner with the California Department of Insurance
  • Emily Bazar, senior writer at the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) Center for Health Reporting at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism

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