Casey Christie / The Californian
People wait in line at Clinica Sierra Vista on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., at the East Bakersfield Community Health Center. Some were sitting and some standing before they opened at 7:30am.
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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 View all posts by Lisa Aliferis →