Ask Emily Column

Ask Emily Column


by Don Ingwerson

Each Thursday, I present information about legislative items to keep you informed.  I wanted to share with you a new biweekly column in the Sacramento Bee on answering questions about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which contains a mandate for most everyone to have insurance by January 1, 2014 or pay a fine. Emily Bazar, who works for the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, answers questions on what the health insurance exchange is and explains some of the nuances of buying insurance, To read the first column, published April 9, 2013, click here:

About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.


  1. Pamela says

    Ok, here is my comment on Emily’s column. First of all she is very pretty and obviously understands what Obamacare is all about. But some of her answers were a little scary. A family who earns only $45,000 has to pay $200 + dollars each month. That is huge. They will probably have mortage of $1,200 + a month, they probably have a car payment, they have to buy food which is more expensive all the time, gas for their car, utilities, etc., etc., etc. That kind of expense for insurance is not at all what I would call “their fair share” which is what our President calls it. Congress needs to fix this and soon. This is simply wrong in my humble opinion.

    Thanks for this information Don, we need to pray about this big time.