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Questions about Obamacare? Join The Bee’s live chat Dec. 5, attend Q&A Dec. 9

Published: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Emily Bazar, a veteran journalist and an expert on the Affordable Care Act, will answer readers’ questions about the health insurance reform law at’s Healthy Choices blog Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited to join with your questions about how the new health insurance law works. You can send yourself an e-mail reminder about the chat by going to the upcoming events tab of

Bazar, a senior writer for the California HealthCare Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting at USC Annenberg, will explain the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act during the live chat. Bazar will be joined by Pauline Bartolone, who covers health for Capital Public Radio.

Bazar’s advice column on the Affordable Care Act, “Ask Emily,” appears in 25 California media outlets, including The Sacramento Bee. Read her columns at

The following week, on Monday, Dec. 9, Bazar will appear live at Sacramento State’s Union Ballroom, 6000 J St. The question-and-answer session, “Obamacare & You,” will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call (916) 442-6911.

Parking is available at various lots and garages near the union for $6. Buy tickets at the kiosks in the lots. If you are arriving after 6:30 p.m., there is free parking on the top floor of Parking Structure II. Follow the directional signs.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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About Healthy Choices

Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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