In-Depth | Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

This month we dive into the ongoing debate about our healthcare system. We’ll talk about the recent developments with the Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare). California’s 2nd District Congressman, Jared Huffman, weighs in on the issues and elaborates on the feedback he’s received from the public and healthcare providers. Huffman also discusses the Medicare Buy-In and Stabilization Act and California’s SB-562, a bill introduced in the State Senate earlier this year to establish a single payer healthcare system statewide. Northwest Regional Manager of Partnership HealthPlan of California, Jennifer Chancellor, talks about her organization’s role in administering MediCal benefits to citizens in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Open Door Community Health Centers CEO, Herrmann Spetzler, shares his perspective on how rural healthcare is changing from previous generations and breaks down what challenges we face in our community amidst these changes. This program is made possible because of sponsorship from Mr. Fish in Eureka.