Second Opinion is a Q-and-A series that answered questions San Diegans had about the Affordable Care Act leading up to its full implementation in 2014.
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We revisit participants in our 2013 series on the Affordable Care Act to ask what worked and what didn't during their first year under the full rollout of Obamacare.
Second Opinion answered questions about the Affordable Care Act from 24 San Diegans in 2013. The requirements to participate were simple: You had to have a question about Obamacare and you had to do it on camera.
Americans who want health coverage starting Jan. 1 have one more week to sign up for Obamacare. But how will the government know whether they do or not?
The Affordable Care Act will fund a three-year pilot program aimed at streamlining health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities.
How much is too much when it comes to health care premiums for employer-based coverage? You and the federal government might disagree.
We've tackled what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act this year. Now for the long view — will it ever reduce payroll taxes?
Insurance providers must cover mental health services, but which ones and how well?
A La Jolla resident wants to know if she can window-shop on Covered California if she has a health savings account.
A graduate student can get most of her health needs taken care of on campus for a small fee. Does that count as health coverage under the Affordable Care Act?
A San Diego artist with a variable income wants to know what happens if she gets a health insurance subsidy, only to find out later she made too much to qualify.
Nearly 100,000 Californians have started applications on the state's new insurance exchange, Covered California. But completing the process won't mean they can start scheduling check-ups. What happens between October and January?
A mechanical engineer's out-of-state employer doesn't cover domestic partners. Can the couple get coverage through California's health insurance exchange?
A Scripps Ranch health care advocate says the Affordable Care Act hasn't necessarily helped consumers who don't like their employer's insurance options.
A University Heights resident with a pre-existing condition wants to know if her wallet will get any relief under the Affordable Care Act.
A retiring microbiologist considers how to fill a gap in coverage before she's eligible for Medicare.
Under the Affordable Care Act, many of the California inmates leaving prison under realignment will have access to health coverage for the first time.
A Rancho Peñasquitos family of eight looks at how the Affordable Care Act will impact its budget.
Between sending transcripts and buying dorm furnishings, a University City mom tries to understand her college student's insurance options.
A charter school teacher wants to know what to tell undocumented parents about enrolling their citizen children in health plans.
A Ramona artist weighs whether to stick with her current health plan, which is grandfathered into the Affordable Care Act, or seek a new plan with more protections.
A Mira Mesa woman caring for a friend with Parkinson's disease asks how the Affordable Care Act will help with end-of-life planning and care.
A Vietnam veteran wants to know whether the Affordable Care Act will affect his TRICARE health benefits.
A flight school instructor wonders whether paying an Obamacare fine makes more financial sense than insuring workers.
An Encinitas "solopreneuer" wonders whether she'll have to cover future employees' health care premiums if she decides to take on more workers.
A City Heights resident turns to alternative medicine after losing her health insurance. Can she keep it up with an Obamacare plan?
What immigrants should expect from the Affordable Care Act.
Recent Stories About Obamacare
The vast majority of consumers who signed up for a Covered California health plan this year received help with the enrollment process.
Last-minute shoppers are in luck, if health insurance is on their holiday list. Consumers on the state's insurance exchange now have until Sunday to apply for January coverage. But finding enrollment help this weekend could be tough.
Speaking a language other than English or Spanish doesn’t have to be a barrier to getting health insurance through Covered California.
Under the Affordable Care Act, many inmates now have access to health insurance for the first time.
An estimated 600,000 Latinos in California are uninsured.
San Diego State University is reaching out to students in an attempt to get them to buy health insurance under the new health insurance exchange.
Immigrant advocates say more immigrants who are in California illegally will be eligible for Medi-Cal under President Barack Obama’s recent executive action granting them deportation relief and work permits.
From the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting
From Kaiser Family Foundation.