Kern County Stands to Lose Big if ACA is Repealed

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 24, 2017

Expansion of the Medi-Cal program under ACA allowed 95,679 adults in Kern County, or 10 percent of its population, to get health insurance, some for the very first time, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. It dropped the county’s rate of uninsured children to less than 5 percent.




Breast Cancer Rates Among Asian Americans on Rise

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 12, 2017

Unlike other ethnic groups, Asian Americans experienced an increase in breast cancer rates over the last 15 years.




Orange County Advocates Worry Health Care Options Still at Risk

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Despite the defeat last week of efforts by congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, Orange County residents like those in the rest of the nation still worry that their health benefits could be taken away.




Back to the ER -- Poor Families Will Be Hardest Hit by Republican Health Bill

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 10, 2017

Around 5 million Californians were able to get health insurance thanks to the ACA's expansion of Medi-Cal.




Oregon Man Worries ACA Repeal Could Deny Him a New Heart

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 20, 2017

Nick Tran is among 52 million adults under 65 with a pre-existing condition that would have made him uninsurable in the pre-Obamacare days.




Parents With Autistic Kids Could Lose Care in ACA Repeal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Republicans in the Senate have already begun the disruptive process of dismantling Obamacare, saying it has failed to achieve what it was designed to do – provide affordable health care for all documented Americans -- even though evidence suggests otherwise.




People of Color and the Poor Will be Hardest Hit by ACA Repeal

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 20, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to repeal and replace Obamacare is bad news for millions of Americans, but the poor and people of color are going to be hit hardest, say health care advocates.




New Report Identifies Solution for Better Oral Care for California’s Children

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Dec 14, 2016

A recent initiative in Los Angeles holds clues as to how to expand children's access to dental care.




Parents Know About Health Care for All Kids Law, But Few Are Aware of Its Benefits

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 08, 2016

Six months into the Health Care For All Kids law, many children have transitioned to it, but few parents know of its extensive benefits.




IT Can Help Patients Age in Place - But They Must First Understand It

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 19, 2016

Exciting as health information technology is, it can only benefit those who can understand it.