A Test For The Health Law In Scandal-Plagued Cities Of Southeast Los Angeles

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman reports: "The towns of Bell and Cudahy in southeast Los Angeles County are best known for corruption scandals that enraged and mobilized their residents. But to California health officials, the small, working class cities have a much more important distinction: They have the highest number of people that could benefit from the state’s insurance marketplace. More than 60,000 people, or about 60 percent of the residents, in the zip code encompassing Bell, Cudahy and Bell Gardens are eligible for financial help buying policies through the Covered California marketplace, according to the state's projections" (Gorman, 12/10). Read the story.

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