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

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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.

About This Blog

Sacramento Bee reporters Cynthia Craft and Sammy Caiola write about community health issues in the Sacramento region. Their work is in conjunction with the California Endowment, a non-profit health foundation created in 1996.

Cynthia H. Craft is The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health. She graduated from Ohio State University and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and California Journal. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. Reach her at or 916-321-1270. Twitter: @cynthiahcraft.

Sammy Caiola joined The Sacramento Bee as a health reporter in 2014. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was a Top 10 finisher in the William Randolph Hearst College Journalism Awards. Reach her at or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola.


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