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Going for the Bronze! Or Maybe Even Silver!
Mission & State

Health-coverage salvation and celebration—or at least a decent beginning—I think. This morning, a friend forwarded a Barbara Boxer newsletter on Covered California, the state’s new healthcare exchange. Instead of navigating the Internet as instructed, I rang the phone number provided in the newsletter. Delighted to know there is a real person available to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act from Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except holidays, I hastily dial (888) 975-1142. I get a brief, amateur-sounding recorded introduction.