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2012: Top Health And Education Stories

Evening Edition

Above: Kenny Goldberg, KPBS health reporter, and Kyla Calvert, KPBS education reporter, talk about the top stories of the year.

Aired 12/27/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS Health Reporter

Kyla Calvert, KPBS Education Reporter

Transcript

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Health Care Act, a decision that has big impacts on California.

California has now begun to prepare for health care reform. States are required to launch their new online insurance marketplaces by January 2014, but California wants to open registration next October.

Plus, educators around the state are hoping the worst of the funding squeeze has passed. Proposition 30, a state tax increase measure to fund schools, was approved by voters in November. Local school officials predict it will preserve school days and restore classes in San Diego.

They are also preparing for budget cuts, however.

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