Beyond the Headlines: Affordable Care Act

Guests help clarify our changing healthcare system and offer tips on finding the right healthcare plan.
Show topic: Affordable Care Act
November 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

November 24, 2013
Affordable Care Act
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" looks at the Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare."

Effective March 31, 2014, all Americans will be required to have health insurance or will have to pay a fee if they choose not to participate. The Affordable Care Act's nationwide enrollment has been surrounded by multiple problems and a lot of confusion. Many still have hope that it will lead to a healthier California and a healthier country.

Today's guests offer tips to help clarify our changing healthcare system, as well as provide local resources for finding the right healthcare plan for you.

Studio Guests

Ken Wood
Senior Advisor, Covered California
Twitter: @CoveredCA

William Walker, M.D.
Director, Contra Costa Health Services
Twitter: @CoCoHealth

Carmella Gutierrez
President, Californians for Patient Care
Twitter: @calpatientcare

Janet Van Deusen
Manager, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
Legal Assistance for Seniors