I am a reporter at KQED News. Previously, I was a reporter and producer at Radio Bilingue, a national public radio network featuring Spanish-language news and in-depth coverage of issues affecting Latino audiences.
California counties must offer a minimum of very low-cost health services to uninsured, low-income residents who do not qualify for subsidized health insurance and cannot pay for private insurance.
<p>Kern County, with similar geography and population to Fresno, decided to enter the new health insurance program called Bridge to Reform. On the way, Kern has stumbled upon many challenges, but for some patients, the program has changed their lives.</p>
<p>Radio journalist Farida Jhabvala examines how one facet of health reform might help uninsured families in Fresno, California's poorest county - but political leaders there don't want to participate.</p>