Updates to California’s Health Insurance Market

On today’s show, hosts Cat Brooks and Brian Edwards-Tiekert discuss how ongoing healthcare turmoil in Congress and under the Trump administration are impacting California’s insurance rates. Joining us is California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who leads the California Department of Insurance and regulates the California insurance market – the nation’s largest. Before that, we hear from the annual anti-nuclear protest at Livermore Lab on the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and on the eve of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.


  • Commissioner Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner of California, whose office oversees the licensing and regulation of California’s insurance companies and market, the largest in the nation under the ACA.
  • Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs, a watchdog group whose mission is the global abolition of nuclear weapons.
 Image: stethoscope by flickr user Rosmarie Voegtli, under CC BY 2.0, resized.

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