Fresno Widens Medical Safety Net for Poor

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Mar 16, 2010

The Medically Indigent Services Program is meant to provide basic medical care to those who cannot qualify for Medi-Cal. But Fresno county kept the eligibility level so low that many of its indigent could not even qualify. Now after a lawsuit that safety net is being expanded.




Minority Groups More Open to Taxation to Fix California Budget Gap

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Mar 02, 2010

Most Californians want to fix the budget hole with spending cuts but minority communities are more ready to add taxation to the solution, says a new multilingual poll of state voters.




Indigent Health Care Program Battered by Recession

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Feb 25, 2010

California’s county health care programs for the poor face growing demand from the newly unemployed and uninsured. At the same time, funding for services is evaporating in the economic downturn, raising alarms from public health officials and providers.




Field Poll: Californians Flunk State of the Union and State

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 29, 2010

President Obama might have tried to instill some hope and optimism with his State of the Union but a new poll of California voters finds they think the country and the state is off track.


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Field Poll: Tea Party Off the Radar of Ethnic Californian Voters

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 26, 2010

A new survey finds that in California, the Tea Party has little resonance with minority voters. Most are not even aware of it.




Tea Party Rides 'Perfect Storm' of Populist Rage

New America Media, Roundup, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 25, 2010

A conservative backlash against the Obama administration and the Democratic agenda of health care and immigration reform is growing, with the Tea Party movement as the most visible proof. Three community organizers and activists dissect the roots of populist discontent and why the left is failing to ignite a movement.




Multilingual Poll Finds Californians United in Financial Misery

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

California residents are united across racial and ethnic lines in viewing the state’s economic landscape as bleak and their own financial situation as worse than the previous year, according to a new multilingual voter survey by The Field Poll.




多語言民意調查發現加州選民在經濟困境中意見一致

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Posted: Jan 19, 2010

多語言民意調查發現加州選民在經濟困境中意見一致