EPFMC Cited by New York Times for Role in Helping Californians Embrace ACA

As California goes, so goes the country. This sentiment has never been truer than when speaking of the success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With 7 million uninsured Californians, the state has become a critical testing ground for making the new health care law work. A recent New York Times article, “Health Act Embraced in California” (Oct. 10, 2013), takes a closer look at the stakes and the ways local health professionals, including Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center enrollment specialists, are getting the word out:

“People are really enthusiastic, but they are really unsure about what’s in it for them and what they are going to get,” said Nelson Samayoa, an outreach worker at the Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles, which has a waiting list of 200 people who plan to enroll in Covered California. “Even though there is a lot of information out there, it doesn’t mean people can really access and understand it on their own. They need us to explain it to them.”

Read the rest of the New York Times article by Jennifer Medina, “Health Act Embraced in California” …