DACA Opens Door to Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 26, 2016

Among the benefits of DACA in California is the ability to access the health care program Medi-Cal.




CA Senate Committee Would Boost Medi-Cal, Including for Undocumented

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 22, 2015

A State Senate committee requested $40 million more in Medi-Cal funds for Californians, including undocumented residents as the bill moves ahead.




Language Barrier Could Cost Asians Health Insurance

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 21, 2014

Notices from the CMS informing people they could lose their insurance if they don't provide proof of legal residence are in English and Spanish only.




El gobernador Brown, defensores de salud en desacuerdo sobre la expansión de Medi-Cal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 24, 2013

Defensores de salud dicen que California no debe esperar que sus condados asuman la carga de la expansión de Medi-Cal.




Report: Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Minorities

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 18, 2011

A new report shows that GOP-proposed Medicaid cuts would especially harm low-income black and Latino patients.




Obama’s Health Care Cuts Don’t Worry Advocates -- Yet

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 21, 2011

The biggest concern is not what is in the president’s proposal, but what might come out of a negotiation with Congressional Republicans.




U.S. Pharmaceutical Companies Testing Drugs on India’s Poor

New America Media, Interview, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 01, 2011

Drug companies are experimenting on poor people in India and elsewhere without their informed consent. NAM interviewed Al Jazeera’s reporter on the story.




Nannies and Housekeepers on Brink of Getting Basic Rights

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 07, 2011

California is on the verge of granting basic protections to domestic workers, a largely immigrant and female work force.




Dental Care Crisis Draws Thousands to Free Medical Clinic

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 12, 2011

The Oakland Coliseum has been jammed with low-income patients seeking free dental and medical care—exposing the richest state’s Third World status.




One Year Later, Health Care Reform Benefits 100,000 Californians

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 23, 2011

Health care experts take a look at who has benefited from the health care reform law in its first year.