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Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.


Study: Undocumented Immigrants Relying on ‘Luck’ to Stay Healthy


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 21, 2015

A study released this week by The Greenlining Institute looks at those left out of health care reform.


Study Shows Gaping Holes in Safety Net for California’s Uninsured


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 18, 2015

Only 10 counties in California explicitly serve undocumented immigrants outside of emergency care.


Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2015

The IRS said Wednesday that DACA recipients are not required to have health insurance -- and won't face related tax penalties.


Get Coverage and Avoid Penalties


Latino Times, Op-ed, Marco Rodriguez, Posted: Mar 11, 2015

There's a special opportunity to enroll in health insurance this year and avoid paying a penalty to Uncle Sam.


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.

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