BEYOND THE HEADLINES
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.
Senior Advisor, Covered California
William Walker, M.D.
Director, Contra Costa Health Services
President, Californians for Patient Care
Janet Van Deusen
Manager, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
Legal Assistance for Seniors