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

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.


DACA Medi-Cal -- A Lifeline for Young Samoan With Bone Disease


New America Media, Video, Text: Viji Sundaram / Video: Tudor Stanley, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

For more than two decades, Tali Seumanutafa, battled a recurring bone infection, first in her native Samoa, and then in Hawaii and California.


Sen. Lara Re-Introduces Health for All Act


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

Senator Ricardo Lara has re-introduced the Health for All Act of 2015 which would guarantee undocumented Californians access to health care coverage.


For Dual Eligibles, Health Care Enrollment Starts With Blue Envelope


New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

In January, Santa Clara will launch Cal Mediconnect, a new program combining the benefits of Medicare and Medi-Cal into one coordinated program.


“Who Will Care for Us?”: Many Immigrant Elders Lack Health Care Access


India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 22, 2014

The President’s executive action and Obamacare will help many immigrants, but laws still block some South Asian elders from needed health care.

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