(Andy Warner/KQED)
(Andy Warner/KQED)

October 1, 2013: We’ll remember it as the 123rd anniversary of the creation of Yosemite National Park, the beginning of the federal government’s first shutdown since 1996 and as launch day for the federal Affordable Care Act (also known, even in the White House, as Obamacare).

KQED Health Editor Lisa Aliferis was interviewed by afternoon anchor Mina Kim about the law and the first day of business for the state’s new insurance marketplace, Covered California.

Here’s a quick guide to our Day 1 coverage of the new law.


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke is a blogger, reporter and editor for KQED News, responsible for online breaking news coverage and specializing in topics ranging from California water issues and the Bay Area's transportation challenges. In a newsroom career that began in Chicago in 1972, Dan has worked as a city and foreign/national editor for The San Francisco Examiner, editor at Wired News, deputy editor at Wired magazine, managing editor at TechTV as well as for several web startups. Since joining KQED in 2007, Dan has reported, edited and produced both radio and online features and breaking news pieces. Dan has shared in two SPJ Norcal "Excellence in Journalism" awards at KQED: in 2012, for reporting on a KQED Science series on water and power in California; and in 2014, for KQED's comprehensive reporting on the South Napa Earthquake. In addition to his 44 years of on-the-job education, Dan is a lifelong student of history and is still pursuing an undergraduate degree. Email Dan at: dbrekke@kqed.org Twitter: twitter.com/danbrekke Facebook: www.facebook.com/danbrekke LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danbrekke

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