October 1, 2013: We'll remember it as the 123rd anniversary of the creation of Yosemite National Park, the beginning of the federal government's first shutdown since 1996 and as launch day for the federal Affordable Care Act (also known, even in the White House, as Obamacare).
KQED Health Editor Lisa Aliferis was interviewed by afternoon anchor Mina Kim about the law and the first day of business for the state's new insurance marketplace, Covered California.
Here's a quick guide to our Day 1 coverage of the new law.
- Obamacare Explained: Everything Californians need to know about how the law affects them and how the new health insurance marketplace will work for consumers and businesses. Also available in Spanish — Obamacare: La Explicación.
- Covered California, State's Obamacare Marketplace, Now Open; Has First Enrollee
- Government Shutdown or Not, Covered California Opens Tuesday; 5 FAQs Answered
- For Immigrants, Language and Knowledge Are Barriers in Obamacare Enrollment