More Than 7 Million Enrolled in Obamacare - The enrollment period in the health insurance marketplace closed this week, with more than 7 million people enrolled in insurance. Now health advocates need to translate the complex health system so that people who have not ever had health insurance in their life can understand it and use it efficiently. Many are confused about co-pays, deductibles, and exemptions. José López Zamorano reports from Washington, D.C.
Can Health Coverage Be Expanded in CA? – Undocumented immigrants in California are worried that the changes to the health system being driven by the Affordable Care Act will further limit their access to primary care. They have been relying on a network of community clinics in the state and are concerned that the federal law may make it harder for them to seek care. Recently, though, immigrants see new possibilities in the proposed “Health Care for All” state law that is being proposed and gaining momentum in the state Legislature. Rubén Tapia reports from Los Angeles.
Deportees Seek Asylum and Sanctuary in Arizona - Activists in Arizona are escalating their actions to protest the record number of deportations during the Obama administration. A group of deportees is asking for humanitarian parole to re-enter the country, and a mother seeks sanctuary in a church, to demand that her detained daughter be freed. Valeria Fernández reports from Arizona.