News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

Historically Chinese insurer adjusts to life in multicultural marketplace

Listen to story

Download this story 0.0MB

More than 150,000 Californians have signed up for Covered California so far, mostly with big-name statewide insurers such as Kaiser and Anthem Blue Cross.

In San Francisco, the smallest insurer on the exchange has also gotten a lot of interest. The Chinese Community Health Plan is a local HMO which — until now — has catered almost exclusively to Chinese Americans.

As Valerie Hamilton explains for the California Report, that raises some questions about what an ethnic community health plan should be in a multi-ethnic state.