California Governor Signs Health for All Kids Bill

California Governor Signs Health for All Kids Bill

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

In May 2016, undocumented children in California will be able to enroll in comprehensive health care.


Santee Sioux Assert Tribal Sovereignty, Open First Marijuana Resort


Indian Country News, News Report, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Posted: Oct 08, 2015

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is blazing a new trail for tribal nations. As the first tribe to venture into marijuana legalization by opening the nation’s first marijuana resort, the tribe is ushering in new possibilities for tribal sovereignty. Even despite the expected risks, tribal leaders are pressing forward with confidence.


Resident-on-Resident Abuse a Common Problem at Nursing Homes


Buffalo News/New America Media , News Report, Melinda Miller , Posted: Oct 08, 2015

Families seeking a nursing home for a relative worry about the food, medical care and staffing--but rarely about abuse by other residents, says a recent study.


Physician-Assisted Death Becomes Legal in California


Health Journalism, News Report, Liz Seegert , Posted: Oct 06, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s controversial End of Life Option Act, which permits physician-aided death for terminally ill patients.


‘Senior Villages’ Struggle with Call to Diversify


KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Oct 03, 2015

“Senior Villages” are neighborhood caring and sharing networks to help elders age at home. But some agency funding is requiring more diverse memberships.


Low Income San Franciscans Pledge to Stay in Affordable Health Program


New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt , Posted: Sep 30, 2015

San Francisco Public Health Department launched “Healthy Hearts SF,” a federally funded campaign designed to promote free fitness opportunities for all.

Tragic Plight of African Albinos


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Albino children in Africa are mutilated and murdered for their body parts — parts sold to those who practice a strange religious tradition, a tradition based on the erroneous and horrific belief that albino body parts hold strong, magical powers.


DACA Youth Turned Away for Medi-Cal


The kNOw, News Report, Miguel Bibanco, Posted: Sep 28, 2015

When Maria Fernandez applied for Medi-Cal, a county worker turned her away after she divulged her immigration status, despite the fact that Fernandez was qualified.


Orange County Rolls Out CA Senior, Disability Care Pilot


New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

Orange County is the last to roll out California’s seven-county pilot project aimed at coordinating the care of Medicare and MediCal recipients.

Study: Young People On Antidepressants More Prone to Violence


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Sep 23, 2015

Young people taking antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat are significantly more likely to commit violent crimes when they are on the medication.

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