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California “Ambassadors” Help Other Immigrant Elders Get Needed Help

California “Ambassadors” Help Other Immigrant Elders Get Needed Help

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Ethnic elders in Fremont, Calif., become “Ambassadors” to help other seniors, many recent immigrants, obtain needed community services.


Many Florida Parents Unaware of Free Health Coverage for Kids


New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

Advocates say many children in Jacksonville aren't signed up for the KidCare program because parents don’t know it exists.


Why Medicaid’s Racism Drove Historically-Black Nursing Home Bankrupt


The Crisis/New America Media , News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Lemington Home served black elders for 122 years before falling victim to poor management and historically racist Medicaid rules.


The Death of a Black Nursing Home


The Crisis/New America Media, News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

The story of Elaine Carrington’s death taints not only one Pittsburgh nursing home, but exposes the racist history of Medicaid ‘s impact on elders of color.


Across California, ‘Waiting Lists’ for Children’s Mental Health Services


New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Jan 17, 2015

California families looking for mental health services for their children frequently encounter a dysfunctional system.


Gov. Brown’s Budget Not Specific About Medi-Cal Spending For DACA


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jan 09, 2015

Health care advocates are heartened by Gov. Brown's 2016 budget, but disappointed by his "smoke and mirrors" approach to offering Medi-Cal to those who will get deportation relief from President Obama's recent Executive Action.


Could 2015 See Health Care Expanded for All Californians?


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 31, 2014

Anthony Wright, one of California’s leading proponents of health care access, says the window is open in the coming year for an historic expansion of health care to all of the state’s residents.


The ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Immigration and Healthcare Reform


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

At a forum in Los Angeles, experts helped demystify the confusing jumble of acronyms that have emerged around health care and immigration reform.


Filipino Elders Air Concerns on New State Health Program America Media , News Feature, Jun Nucum, Posted: Dec 06, 2014

Low-income elders like Filipina Crisanta Allas, 87, must decide whether to join a new California health plan with good benefits, but important trade-offs.


‘Glad to be in California’ - Health Fair Gets Sacramento Residents Covered


New America Media, Video, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

Over a thousand visitors spent a recent Saturday at a WE Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair at Sacramento Charter High School.

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