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Articles by Viji Sundaram

CA’s Health Care Exchange Chief Pleased With Latino Enrollment

California's Latino enrollment rose to 32 percent of those enrolling in healthcare coverage during the first three weeks of March.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations

Medi-Cal Covers Foster Youth Till Age 26, But Few Know It

The Affordable Care Act provides coverage to former foster youth in California until age 26, though few know they are eligible.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthYouth

Coordinating Health Care for California’s 'Dual Eligibles'

Dual eligibles, those who qualify for both Medi-Cal and Medicare, are estimated to be the most expensive demographic in the health care system.
category Health

Despite ACA Eligibility, Many Inland Empire Youth Remain Uninsured

35,000 children in San Bernardino County are uninsured, but health advocates say education can reduce that number dramatically.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthNeighborhoodsPoliticsYouth

California’s SHOP is Open for Business

The state's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) helps small business owners select health plans for employees.
categories BusinessHealth

After Obama Flip-Flop, California Stays Course On ACA

California will not allow insurance companies to offer substandard policies to their customers for another year.
categories HealthPolitics

Calif. Launches Ads to Boost Asian Enrollment in Health Exchange

Although California has one-third of the nation's enrollment in the exchange, the number of enrollees is still far short of its goal of 500,000.
categories BusinessHealth

Safety Net for Those Not Covered by ACA May Not Be There

Because there will be fewer uninsured people, California is cutting funding for county indigent care programs by $300 million.
categories EconomyHealthPolitics

Study: ACA Could Close Mental Health Treatment Gap

About one in 20 adults in California suffers from a serious mental illness, according to a new study.
category Health

More Adolescents in California are Drinking Sugary Beverages

Even as the consumption of sugary drinks among young children in California declines, a study released today shows a significant spike among adolescents.
categories FoodHealthYouth
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