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Media Roundtable: The Impacts Of Repealing The ACA & CA Prison Labor Continues During The Pandemic

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A February 2017 rally in support of the Affordable Care Act

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act on tens of millions of Americans, especially low-income populations.

Later in the show, we'll discuss a Los Angeles Times’ investigation that found California kept prison factories open as COVID-19 spread. People like Robbie Hall worked for pennies to $1 an hour, making products like masks and hand sanitizer that were sold to state agencies for millions of dollars.


Trudy Lieberman, award-winning health journalist, contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and contributing editor to the Center for Health Journalism

Kiera Feldman, investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times

Web Resources:

Center for Health Journalism: Will the Supreme Court whisk us back to the bad old days when an ear infection was a preexisting condition?

The New York Times: Obamacare Turns 10. Here’s a Look at What Works and Doesn’t.

Los Angeles Times: California kept prison factories open. Inmates worked for pennies an hour as COVID-19 spread


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.