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Your Call: Enrolling for health insurance as the Trump administration undermines the ACA


The open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act begins on Wednesday, November 1st, and runs for three months in California. The Trump administration has cut enrollment periods in half and reduced funding for public outreach from $100 million to $10 million.

The administration has also canceled cost-sharing reimbursements to insurers, which reduce costs for low-income people. In this time of turmoil and uncertainty, what do you want to know to get the best available coverage? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Laurel Lucia, director of the Health Care Program at UC Berkeley’s Labor Center

Trudy Lieberman, long time health journalist and blogger for the Center for Health Journalism

Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California

Web Resources:

Health Access: Implementing and Improving the Affordable Care Act

Center for Health Journalism: Less coverage, higher out-of-pocket costs not the answer to rising Obamacare premiums

Kaiser Health News: What The Health? Open Enrollment is Nigh

Washington Post: Fifth year's ACA enrollment season opening with daunting obstacles

LA Times: Covered California slaps a surcharge on health plans as Trump remains coy on subsidies

NY Times: What We Know About Trump’s Twin Blows to Obamacare

San Jose Mercury News: Judge: Trump doesn’t have to resume ACA subsidies

Los Angeles Sentinel: Covered California partners with Black media for open enrollment call

California Healthline: Questions Loom About Obamacare As Covered California’s Open Enrollment Nears

ABC News: Confusion abounds as Obamacare open enrollment period approaches

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.