Setting Data Free, In the Name of Better Health

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 19, 2014

In the U.S., health data is often inaccessible to those who could best use it to improve lives.




DACA Students' Right to Medi-Cal Routinely Rejected

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 16, 2014

A slew of challenges -- including onerous paperwork and ignorance among healthcare workers -- has kept numerous DACA students from getting a Medi-Cal card.




Casteism, Lack of Toilets & Poor Policing Claim Lives of Two Girls

New America Media, Op-ed, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 04, 2014

No one can deny that lack of sanitation, lack of good policing and a caste system that is alive and well in India snuffed out the lives of two young women.




California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 07, 2014

Far from being a drain on the system, undocumented Californians are using emergency rooms at only half the rate of U.S. citizens.




California’s 'Health For All' Bill Moves Forward

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 01, 2014

SB 1005, called the Health for All Act, moved out of the state Senate Health Committee Wednesday and is now headed to the appropriations committee.




No Room for Autism Treatment in Self-Funded Health Plans

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 30, 2014

A number of large corporations with self funded health plans are excluding autism therapy, putting hundreds of their employees under a great deal of stress.




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.