On October 1 the healthcare exchange - Covered California - will open enrollment. That date also marks the enrollment for the newly expanded Medicaid - or MediCal here in California - the state-sponsored health insurance for low-income people.
Medical professionals who've come to the U.S. as refugees have had a tough time. Many have had to swap their stethoscopes for a license to drive a taxi cab despite the need for more doctors and nurses.
In the wake of two hurricanes slamming into Mexico, migrant communities here in California have mobilized to send aid back to their home towns, many of them small, remote, and hard hit. But the ad hoc groups are hitting a roadblock at the border. The California Report's Amy Isaacson has this story.w
It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Most members of Congress tweet here and there, or more likely someone on their staff does it for them. Few in Congress are devoted, maybe even a little obsessed with Twitter. Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is among those devotees.
Moving forward with a proposal to raise the water level of California's biggest reservoir will have an array of spillover effects, not the least of which are on the rivers flowing into Shasta Lake, and the people who live, play and pray along them.