Skip to main content.

Obamacare

Picture of Trudy  Lieberman

While government officials say signing up for health insurance will be like buying an airline ticket online, it won’t be. Clicking your way to Paris is a lot easier and much more fun than understanding coinsurance from Blue Cross.

Picture of Trudy  Lieberman

The average man or woman on the street who needs insurance doesn’t care one whit what policy wonks and partisan bloggers have to say about premium costs. They will decide to buy or not buy based on their pocketbooks, a point overlooked in the media rush to report the spin.

Picture of Elaine Wong

For my fellowship project, I set out to answer as many possible questions and scenarios that might happen when the Affordable Care Act rolls out, in the hope of preventing some confusion later on.

Picture of CALLIE  SHANAFELT

As Obamacare outreach efforts ramp up around the country, the question on everyone’s mind is "who will enroll?" But those who are especially in the know wonder if "hard-to reach" people even know about the programs available to them.

Picture of Elaine Wong

Whether through the Medi-Cal expansion or Covered California's individual insurance plans, the Affordable Care Act will give the state's immigrant population more options for health care. But questions remain about how readily they will adopt the new options and if they can afford them.

Picture of Rob Waters

Enrollment drives are underway across the country, as community clinics, health care advocates and faith-based organizations make a push to find the uninsured and help them get ready to obtain it.

Picture of Rob Waters

Efforts all across California aim to educate and enroll those newly eligible for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Picture of Liza Gross

As the Affordable Care Act rolls out in 2014, tens of millions of uninsured Americans will gain access to health coverage. But at least 3 million Californians will remain uninsured, including low-income adults and 1 million undocumented residents.

Picture of Trudy  Lieberman
Wondering who is eligible for health insurance that will be offered through the Obamacare Health Insurance Marketplaces? Here's a breakdown of all you need to know about navigating and covering the state exchanges that will offer individual policies.
Picture of Ryan White

As the state with the largest number of uninsured, California has aggressively moved forward in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Still, the state faces massive hurdles in implementing health reform.

Pages

Announcements

Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth