Anna Gorman is a senior correspondent based in Los Angeles. She joined Kaiser Health News from the Los Angeles Times, where she worked for nearly 15 years covering health care, immigration and the Mexican border. She was a 2011 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has taught journalism at Harvard University and at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Anna earned her bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and her master's from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. At the L.A. Times, she was part of a team that won a 2004 Pulitzer Prize. | Contact: AnnaG@kff.org | @AnnaGorman
Overcoming distrust of government won’t be easy in Bell and Cudahy, and neither will signing up 60 percent of the residents for Covered California insurance.
More important than age, however, will be how healthy or unhealthy the enrollees are. Those who are sick are more motivated to sign up early, researchers said.
New insurance marketplaces around the country are weighing whether to offer voter registration to people signing up for health insurance. The issue could cause political and legal fights across the nation.
The state mistakenly told consumers in the "bridge to reform" program that they may have to switch doctors as they transition to Medicaid.
The insurance commissioner and the health insurance industry lobby disagree over President Obama’s plan.
Under the president's plan, insurers will be permitted to extend this year's policies into next year, but it’s far from clear that insurers will want to follow through. Some state regulators may not even let them.
Threatened with a legal action from the state, company says 80,000 customers can keep their plans through March 31.
Health officials are counting on physicians to help educate patients about new insurance options under the health law. But like everyone else, doctors have differing opinions about Obamacare.
The Obama administration is counting on outreach efforts to enroll Latinos and other immigrants. They tend to be younger than the general population, and so they balance out the costs of older, sicker people in the insurance pool.