CA’s Health Care Exchange Chief Pleased With Latino Enrollment

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 12, 2014

California's Latino enrollment rose to 32 percent of those enrolling in healthcare coverage during the first three weeks of March.




The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

New America Media, Profile, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Former substitute teacher Brenda Washington, 64, never dreamed she’d be alone and poor. Stuck with little income in a tiny room, she still holds out hope.




Medi-Cal Covers Foster Youth Till Age 26, But Few Know It

New America Media, Video, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Feb 25, 2014

The Affordable Care Act provides coverage to former foster youth in California until age 26, though few know they are eligible.




Coordinating Health Care for California’s 'Dual Eligibles'

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 29, 2014

Dual eligibles, those who qualify for both Medi-Cal and Medicare, are estimated to be the most expensive demographic in the health care system.




No Longer Illegal -- Good Morning America Drops ‘i-Word’

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 21, 2013

Immigrant rights advocates say Good Morning America's decision to use the term "undocumented Americans" is part of a larger media trend.




After Obama Flip-Flop, California Stays Course On ACA

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 21, 2013

California will not allow insurance companies to offer substandard policies to their customers for another year.




More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 17, 2013

Even as the consumption of sugary drinks among young children in California declines, a study released today shows a significant spike among adolescents.




Mentally Ill and Refugees Will Benefit from Health Care Law

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 27, 2013

A DREAMer, single is waiting to enroll in Medi-Cal when it expands Jan. 1, 2014 under Obamacare, so people like him will finally have access to health care.




DACA Recipients Surprised to Learn They Qualify For Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 21, 2013

Unbeknownst to many of the approximately 127,200 California DACA recipients, they could also be eligible for state-funded health insurance.




Q&A: Restaurant Workers Movement is Just Beginning

New America Media, Question & Answer, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 02, 2013

Saru Jayaraman says workers and rights advocates are going to keep the pressure on restaurant owners until employees are given a living wage.