Covered California Round 3: Bridging the Gap for Black and Latino Californians to #GetCovered

November 1 marked the beginning of the third open enrollment period for Covered California, our state’s health insurance exchange. It’s hard to believe that only two years ago, I was a Certified Enrollment Counselor in National City, just south of…
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Kaiser Permanente’s Sponsorship of the Warriors May Not Be So Golden

  GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS FANS STAND UP! The Bay Area should thank their Warriors, led by the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, for ending a 40-year NBA Finals appearance drought. Warriors faithful everywhere (including several of my esteemed colleagues…
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Happy Birthday to the Affordable Care Act! It Really Is “A Big *bleepin’* Deal”

It’s been five years since a White House microphone caught Vice President Joe Biden’s not-so-subtle remark to President Obama as the president signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Vice President Biden probably thought he was being poetic as he celebrated…
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The Affordable Care Act Saves Lives. Will the Supreme Court Cripple It?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is saving lives. Believe it or not, many people across the country think this statement is false, even borderline blasphemous. But I can’t understand why. Based on every significant metric, this law has overachieved. The…
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How I Learned that the Pain of Insurance is a Privilege

I have to be honest, dealing with my insurance company has been a pain. They’ve put me on hold so many times that I’ve memorized the rhythm and harmony to two different hold tones. When I got into a car…
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