Ask Emily http://kvpr.org en How Will Young Adults and College Students Fare Under Obamacare? http://kvpr.org/post/how-will-young-adults-and-college-students-fare-under-obamacare <p>Another in a series of Q&amp;A columns answering consumers’ questions about the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Q: My youngest child is 21 and graduated from college in May. My other daughter is 24 and is still a college student in Stockton. What are my options with them under the Affordable Care Act?</strong></p><p>A: The good news, Simona, is that your daughters may have several options and their coverage could fall into place easily.</p><p>Or not.</p><p>Let’s cross our fingers and begin with “could fall into place easily.”</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Emily Bazar 19816 at http://kvpr.org How Will Young Adults and College Students Fare Under Obamacare? What Does Obamacare Mean For You? We 'Ask Emily' http://kvpr.org/post/what-does-obamacare-mean-you-we-ask-emily <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;mean for you? With the expansion of coverage just months away, we asked Emily </span>Bazar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, &nbsp;senior writer with the California HealthCare Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting at the </span>Annenberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School For Communication and Journalism at USC. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:26:06 +0000 Joe Moore 19197 at http://kvpr.org What Does Obamacare Mean For You? We 'Ask Emily' Help! What Can Obamacare Do For Me Now? http://kvpr.org/post/help-what-can-obamacare-do-me-now <p class="NoSpacing"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Another in a series of Q&amp;A columns answering consumers’ questions about the Affordable Care Act.</span></em><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:12:00 +0000 Emily Bazar - CHCF Center for Health Reporting 19035 at http://kvpr.org Help! What Can Obamacare Do For Me Now? Medi-Cal and Obamacare: More Confusing Twists http://kvpr.org/post/medi-cal-and-obamacare-more-confusing-twists <p>Another in a series of Q&amp;A columns answering consumers’ questions about the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><strong>Q: If my family of six qualifies for Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act, do we have to sign up for that? Or can we still buy subsidized health care plans through Covered California? … I have real concerns about the quality of care we would get on Medi-Cal. I’m hoping for a positive answer!</strong></p><p>A: Sadly, I’m about to disappoint Beth from Modesto and others in her situation.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:18:08 +0000 Emily Bazar CHCF Center for Health Reporting 19036 at http://kvpr.org Medi-Cal and Obamacare: More Confusing Twists The “Kid Glitch”: Could Your Family Fall Into Obamacare’s Affordability Gap? http://kvpr.org/post/kid-glitch-could-your-family-fall-obamacare-s-affordability-gap <p><em>Another in a series of Q&amp;A columns answering consumers’ questions about the Affordable Care Act.</em></p><p><a href="http://centerforhealthreporting.org/article/obamacare-insurance-and-your-choices-options-californians-who-don%E2%80%99t-their-work-based-coverag">In my last column</a>, I tackled your questions about choice. Specifically, I wrote about your options under Obamacare if your employer-sponsored health insurance is too expensive or doesn’t provide access to the doctors or hospitals you prefer.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 01:22:07 +0000 Emily Bazar - CHCF Center for Health Reporting 19037 at http://kvpr.org The “Kid Glitch”: Could Your Family Fall Into Obamacare’s Affordability Gap? Obamacare and Your Choices: Options for Californians Who Don’t Like Their Work-Based Coverage http://kvpr.org/post/obamacare-and-your-choices-options-californians-who-don-t-their-work-based-coverage <p><em>Another in a series of Q&amp;A columns answering consumers’ questions about the Affordable Care Act.</em></p><p><strong>Q: If my husband’s employer offers health care insurance but it is unaffordable, where does that leave us? Will we qualify for help under Obamacare or will we be out in the cold? We make about $45,000 annually.</strong></p><p>A: Apparently, lots of you dislike the health insurance options offered by your employers.</p><p>Carrie from the Sacramento suburbs submitted this question, but I’ve received a crush of similar queries from all over the state.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:27:37 +0000 Emily Bazar - CHCF Center for Health Reporting 19038 at http://kvpr.org Obamacare and Your Choices: Options for Californians Who Don’t Like Their Work-Based Coverage