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State’s Spurning of $6 million Could Hurt Medi-Cal Renewals

State’s Spurning of $6 million Could Hurt Medi-Cal Renewals

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 24, 2014

California turned down a $6 million grant to keep those previously enrolled, as well as those newly enrolled poor people, on the state's Medicaid program.


CA Ethnic Voters Tip Scales in Support of Medi-Cal for the Undocumented


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Aug 22, 2014

Just over half of the state’s voters support extending Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented immigrants, according to new survey findings.


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.


Billions of Medicaid Dollars That Could Improve Healthcare


New America Media, Commentary, Mark Trahant, Posted: Aug 21, 2014

Much of the execution of the Affordable Care Act, the nuts and bolts of how it works, is behind the scenes. Especially in Indian Country.


For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers


Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 30, 2014

“Peaches” Ephram, 90, thrives on family, church and one of Mississippi’s better nursing homes with care most black elders don’t see. But change is on the way.


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.


New State Program Enrolling 200,000 Medicare-MediCal Patients in L.A.


New America Media, Video, Steve Angeles & Odette Keeley, Story by Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Cal MediConnect will fully start July 1 for 200,000 Los Angeles seniors and those with disabilities. Its promise of coordinated care raises key questions.


For Asian Immigrants, Mental Health an ‘Invisible Problem’


New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: May 21, 2014

In the Asian American community, where mental health issues are shrouded by stigma and shame, silence can sometimes be the first step to healing.


Undocumented, Uninsured, and In Debt For Life


New America Media / Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Jesus E. Valenzuela-Felix, Posted: May 18, 2014

Barred from receiving health insurance, California's undocumented are being saddled with the extra burden of insurmountable medical debt.


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.

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