Gary Rotto - SDLA board member and Director of Health Policy and Strategic Communications for the Council of Community Clinics - recently appeared on KPBS to inform San Diegans about Covered California. Covered California is this state's health benefits exchange - a key portion of the federal Affordable Care Act. Check out his appearance:
Learn more from Gary and others in this KPBS article:
Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John, KPBS.org, July 18, 2013
President Obama today countered criticism of his health reform law from Republicans, saying insurance companies are sending half a billion dollars in rebates to some 8.5 million people.
In spite of efforts in Washington DC to delay the start date of the reforms, in California, the new health insurance exchange, Covered California, is in place. The date when those who are uninsured can start signing up, is barreling towards us but few people know exactly what it will mean for them.
Covered California will begin enrolling individuals for health coverage on October 1. This week the health exchange started training 2,000 workers who will help people with enrollment.
To help you get the answers to key questions we spoke to two San Diego health care professionals: Gary Rotto, Director of Health Policy and Strategic Communications at the Council of Community Clinics and Jeannette Shay, Director of Government and Community Relations at Family Health Centers of San Diego.
Read more here...