‘California Connected’ To Air Special Health Care Edition Tonight
"California Connected," a weekly, hour-long newsmagazine produced by PBS stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco that covers state events and issues, tonight will air a special health care edition, titled "Caring About Health." The program will examine proposed reductions to health programs in the Gov. Gray Davis' (D) fiscal year 2002-2003 budget proposal, the state's "beleaguered" emergency rooms and the high cost of individual medical insurance. "California Connected" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. PT on PBS stations in Eureka, Fresno, Los Angeles, Redding, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego and San Francisco. The program will be available online after the broadcast. Viewers also can participate in a discussion with Dr. Jack Lewin, president and CEO of the California Medical Association, and Jim Lott, executive vice president of the Healthcare Association of Southern California, on the program's Web site tonight between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. PT (KVIE release, 7/24).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.