Navigating Open Enrollment Open enrollment has begun in California and Nevada into the new health-care exchanges established in conjunction with the federal government's Affordable Care Act. Today on Insight, health reporter Pauline Bartolone introduces us to a Davis woman with lupus who's been denied health insurance in the past due to her condition. She enrolled in Covered California Tuesday and Pauline was there when she did. We'll also talk with a Reno man who does have insurance, but is hoping Nevada's new health-insurance exchange will lower his costs. Plus, we'll hear how enrollment is going and whether there have been any glitches in the system.
Marcos Breton "Sacramento Bee" columnist Marcos Breton joins for his regular monthly chat about issues in our region, including the Kings and new rules for marijuana dispensaries. You can find his columns in the Bee's Our Region section every Wednesday and Sunday.
"Japantown" A new thriller set in San Francisco's Japantown is getting rave reviews and has even been optioned by Hollywood. "Japantown" is the debut novel from Barry Lancet, a Davis native who nows lives in Japan with his family. We'll talk with Lancet about his book and what it's like to have JJ Abrams (Alias, Lost) option the TV rights.