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Articles by Viji Sundaram

State’s Spurning of $6 million Could Hurt Medi-Cal Renewals

California turned down a $6 million grant to keep those previously enrolled, as well as those newly enrolled poor people, on the state's Medicaid program.
categories HealthPolitics

Language Barrier Could Cost Asians Health Insurance

Notices from the CMS informing people they could lose their insurance if they don't provide proof of legal residence are in English and Spanish only.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations

No Guidelines from State About DACA Medi-Cal Eligibility

The California Department of Health Care Services' failure to issue the guidelines has resulted in hundreds of young immigrants being turned away.
categories HealthImmigrationPolitics

Mental Health Issues in California Kids Go Largely Untreated

A new study shows more than 8.5 percent of California children have mental health needs, yet only a quarter receive timely mental health treatment.
categories HealthYouth

Study: Pets a Prescription for Health, Happiness Among Elders

UCLA researchers studying "best practices" for how to deliver holistic health care to seniors found pets were a big source of social support.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealth

In California, Health Care is Often Lost for Lack of Translation

With health care coverage expanded to an additional 2 million Californians through the Affordable Care Act, community clinics are seeing a need for interpreters like never before.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations

Setting Data Free, In the Name of Better Health

In the U.S., health data is often inaccessible to those who could best use it to improve lives.
category Health

DACA Students' Right to Medi-Cal Routinely Rejected

A slew of challenges — including onerous paperwork and ignorance among healthcare workers — has kept numerous DACA students from getting a Medi-Cal card.
categories HealthImmigrationPoliticsYouth

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

Far from being a drain on the system, undocumented Californians are using emergency rooms at only half the rate of U.S. citizens.
categories HealthImmigration

California’s 'Health For All' Bill Moves Forward

SB 1005, called the Health for All Act, moved out of the state Senate Health Committee Wednesday and is now headed to the appropriations committee.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthImmigrationPolitics
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