Insight: Political Junkie / Health Insurance Appeals / Marcos Breton / Cameron Carpenter

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Our own health care reporter, Pauline Bartolone, explains problems with new insurance plans, and we talk with Ken Rudin the political junkie about the latest corruption charges in the California senate, and a performance by organist Cameron Carpenter


Ken Rudin The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," will chat with us about the recent corruption charges from the state senate.

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Health Insurance Procedure Denials You may not be denied health insurance under the law according to the Affordable Care Act, but that doesn’t mean insurance companies still won’t play a large role in deciding what kind of health care you may receive. Pauline Bartolone has a feature storytoday about higher rates of denials for some health-care procedures by health insurance providers. She also explains that you can continue to apply through for Medi-Cal and other special enrollments. 

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Marcos Breton Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us at the start of each month to provide his unique point of view on the city’s ills and achievements. You can find his columns in the Bee’s Our Region section every Wednesday and Sunday. This week he'll share his thoughts on the upcoming district attorney's race, in light of his recent column

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Cameron Carpenter Carpenter the world famous organist is on tour with his digital organ to support his forthcoming debut album If You Could Read My Mind (April 22 – Sony Classical).