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Can Hollywood help encourage people to embrace the Affordable Care Act?

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The Affordable Care Act has donned many names since it was crafted four years ago--comprehensive health care reform, the Patient Protection Act, Obamacare--which name is most politicized? Talk Radio News Service/Flickr

The California Endowment recently provided a $500,000 dollar grant to help TV writers and producers work plot lines about health care reform into their programming.

The year-and-a-half-long grant will be used for briefings with staff from television shows and to track health overhaul-related depictions on prime time and Spanish-language television.

For more on this, we're joined by Alex Ben Block, senior editor at the Hollywood Reporter. 

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