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.




California Encourages Nail Salons to Get Rid of Toxic Products

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 07, 2016

Health care advocates say it's an under-regulated business, jeopardizing the health of its workers, many of whom don’t speak English.




Brown Signs Bill to Uncover Health Disparities in API Communities

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 29, 2016

A bill to disaggregate health data on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in California was signed into law earlier this week.




Environmental Group Sues Dow for Pesticide Pollution

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

An environmental watchdog group is suing the manufacturer of Telone, a soil fumigant that is increasingly replacing the highly toxic pesticide, methyl bromide, for not warning residents living in nearby areas before the pesticide is applied.




Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

The California Assembly passed a bill that would give California farmworkers overtime pay when they work more than eight hours a day.