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California Update for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Jul 3, 2018

• As Republicans attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Democrats in Congress are looking for ways to protect Californians who’ve come to rely heavily on the landmark health bill.

• CAL FIRE worries about hot temperatures and fireworks as the number of acres burned this year doubles in just the last three days.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Bob Moffitt.

California Update for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Health advocates and labor groups are pushing for a plan they say would lower health care costs, but pushback from physicians and insurance providers is already springing up.

• Gov. Jerry Brown has the legal right to reject President Trump’s request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. But there are reasons for Brown to consider approving it, despite Trump’s deep unpopularity in the state.

The deadline for Jan. 1 coverage under "Covered California" has been extended to December 22nd.  APPLY NOW!  

Open Enrollment Runs Through Jan. 31, 2018


Open enrollment for health coverage in 2018 is happening now and will end on Jan. 31, 2018. If you want your coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2018 you must select a plan by the end of Friday, Dec. 22. 

Current members can renew or change their health plans until Jan. 31, 2018. 

Meet Sonoma County’s New Health Director

Mar 6, 2017

After a year getting acquainted with the inner workings of Sonoma County's Department of Health Services, Barbie Robinson is starting her new job as the department's head with plans for some ambitious collaboration at the top of her agenda.

As Barbie Robinson takes the helm of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, she is keenly aware that the biggest challenge she will face in the near future is the possible repeal of the nation al Affordable Care Act.

Health Care Enrollment Gathers Steam

Feb 2, 2014

  The number of Sonoma County residents signing up for health care coverage is accelerating, with field workers reporting that many applicants have not had insurance before and most are pleasantly surprised at the prices they will pay.

Another factor that is boosting health insurance enrollment rates, suggests the West County Health Clinics’ Cady Smith, are the penalties that will kick in for those who don’t opt in.