If it sometimes seems as everyone in America has an opinion on the Affordable Care Act, come to City Heights. Here, the problem is the opposite: folks living in this impoverished San Diego community don’t know the details about the federal reform that is about to transform the way many people get their health care. That’s starting to change, thanks to efforts by a number of groups gearing up education and enrollment campaigns in this ethnically diverse neighborhood a few miles northeast of downtown.
Author: David Ogul
Virtually every student at Central Elementary School in City Heights lives in poverty. But thanks to a small nonprofit, each summer the school’s third graders are treated to two days of camping in San Diego County’s backwoods.