“From the mega churches to the mega temples, we have really good response going on… in the Southern California area especially.”
Dana Howard of the exchange says Jewish, Muslim and Christian groups have been involved. He says this weekend, a megachurch in Southern California may bring out thousands of their congregants to an enrollment fair.
“What it can do is capture those people who have been sitting on the fence so to speak, and if they’re going to get the information, religious organizations are a great place where they can feel comfortable that what they’ll getting is going to be for their best benefit.”
Howard says faith groups are a trusted source of information for large numbers of people who may qualify for financial assistance.
A recently-introduced bill would ban one of the nation’s most widely-used pesticides, chlorpyrifos. The Obama Administration moved to ban it in 2015, over health concerns, but this year the Trump Administration reversed that decision.
Californians enrolled in Covered California will see premiums rise by an average of 12.5 percent next year. And Anthem Blue Cross of California is withdrawing from most regions of the state.
A Planned Parenthood-sponsored art exhibit is on display downtown this week. The multimedia pieces highlight issues in reproductive health.
(AP) - A California bill to replace health insurance companies with universal government-funded care is advancing to a vote in the full Senate.
The vote was 217-213. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to undergo intense debate and significant revision.