Inland Empire Health Plan’s Marci Aguirre

All About People Empowering Themselves

Marci Aguirre is director of community outreach at the Inland Empire Health Plan. Before participating in a panel on how Obamacare can reach more people in the Inland Empire, she talked about grabbing life by the horns, and why she’d be a contestant on The Amazing Race in the Zócalo green room.

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Desert Healthcare District’s Samantha Prior

Samantha Prior is Desert Healthcare District Affordable Care Act campaign manager. Before participating in a panel on how Obamacare can reach more people in the Inland Empire, she talked bad …

Health Access Lobbyist Beth Capell

She Loves Steak, Cake, and the Affordable Care Act

Beth Capell is a lobbyist for Health Access, a health care consumer advocacy coalition in California. Before participating in a panel on whether Obamacare has fulfilled its promises in Sacramento, …

The Inland Empire Will Do Just About Anything to Insure You

In a Massive, Highly Diverse Region, Getting People Healthcare Means Getting Creative

If you build it, they won’t come. So you’ve got to go to them. This was the big takeaway from the first year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in …

Breathing on Borrowed Inhalers

Obamacare Got Me on Medi-Cal, But Getting Treatment for My Asthma Was a Struggle

In the spring of 2013, I lost my job at a law firm. The job came with medical benefits I needed. And I wasn’t sure exactly what to do.

I …

Has the Affordable Care Act Fulfilled Its Promises?

A Year Into the New Healthcare Landscape, People Have More Choices and More Access—for the Most Part

A year ago, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was launched with an abundance of promises to Californians: People with preexisting conditions would no longer be denied coverage from health insurance …