Covered California

Wood Middle School students help out at an Adopt-a-School event. Photo courtesy of Alex Boskovich.

Welcome to the latest edition of The Broad Brush, our two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

The Bay Area Circus Arts Festival was held at Alameda High School this week. Videographer Donna Eyestone got an inside look.

Freelance writer Janice Worthen signed up for a Covered California plan on October 1, the first day the health care exchange set up as a result of the Affordable Care Act was open for business. You can read about her experience here.

I was warned. This is what kept echoing in my mind as I pressed the refresh button yet again on the Covered California website in my hopes of enrolling in an affordable health insurance plan on opening day. I started my application around 1 p.m., and by 3:15, I wasn’t even halfway through.