TIME: California, Where Brown and Gray America Collide

Young and Old by www.Mikesjournal.com

Fernando Torres-Gil / Zocalo Public Square Two of the country’s fastest growing populations are learning how to embrace change It was like being in a foreign country. Having never lived anywhere but California, I arrived at Brandeis University in the 1970s to study gerontology and geriatrics. I was a grandson of migrant farm workers, a … Continue reading

LA Times: Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Waxman square off in Pacific Palisades

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) takes phone calls in his Washington office after his Jan. 30 announcement that he would not seek another term. (Associated Press / January 30, 2014) By Jean Merl State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is vying for a high-profile congressional seat, picked up the endorsement Sunday of the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. The endorsement came after … Continue reading

LA Times: Lack of enrollment workers hampers insurance exchange sign-ups

Delays in training enrollment counselors and insurance agents are damping health policy sales. Covered California says it’s moving swiftly to address shortcomings. Helena Ruffin, a health insurance agent in Venice, put Covered California’s logo on her car to promote the exchange. Ruffin said she can’t get her agent log-in to work for the state’s enrollment … Continue reading

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