Redistricting brought new boundaries to northern California’s 7th congressional district — and an even split between Republicans and Democrats. Incumbent Dan Lungren and Dr. Ami Bera are battling to represent the district. They are “very effective stand ins for the two sides in the national debate” on Medicare says one analyst.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis