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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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
A state computer glitch is holding up Medi-Cal applications across California, delaying health coverage for thousands of San Diegans.
A prominent consumer group says Covered California has plenty of work to do to improve its operations.
Uninsured Californians rushed to sign up for health insurance under the federal health care law ahead of Monday's midnight deadline. Many went to enrollment events as the Covered California call center reported waits of more than an hour.
Today is the deadline to sign up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act coverage – sort of.
There are just two weeks left in this year’s open enrollment period to get health insurance through Covered California. San Diego's community clinics are pulling out all the stops.
Federal data show more people in California have picked a plan through a health insurance exchange than in any other state.
With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down.
From the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting
From Kaiser Family Foundation.