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Health

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on health care and policy in America. For more information on NAM's healthcare coverage coverage, contact Viji Sundaram at vsundaram [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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health reform

Health Care Reform A Step Forward But Long Road Ahead

New America Media, Commentary, Maya Rockeymoore, Apr 01, 2010

Now that the health care reform bill has been signed into law, health reform anxiety is setting in as Americans are trying to learn what the changes will mean for their lives. Here are some of the key advances--and disappointments of special interest to racial and ethnic groups.

Colorado's H1N1 Tracking Omits Race Data

New America Media, News Report, Video, Elena Shore // Video: Cliff Parker and Paul Billingsley, Mar 31, 2010

Sixty-nine people in Colorado have died of H1N1, the swine flu virus, but health department officials dont know how many of the victims were black or Latino.

California Prisons Ignore Anti-Trans Fat Law

San Francisco Bay View, News Report, Kenneth G. Keel, Mar 29, 2010

Toxins that were declared by the California Legislature to have a detrimental impact on a persons health and cannot be used in school food service or food facility businesses are contained in food consumed by inmates in California prisons.

Hispanic Media Dispel H1N1 Myths in Texas Border Towns

New America Media, News Report / Video, Elena Shore / Video by Josue Rojas, Mar 29, 2010

South Texans were confused by the seemingly contradictory messages about H1N1 coming from the Mexican and U.S. governments. As Mexico closed schools and instituted curfews, U.S. authorities appeared to be doing almost nothing -- leading some to believe that the virus was active only on one side of the border.

Federal Health Reform Puts California in a Bind

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Mar 29, 2010

The new health reform law may have saved the California children's health coverage program that just a month ago was on the chopping block. Now the cash-strapped state is in a bind: It will have to balance the budget without making cuts to Medi-Cal or Healthy Families.

Obama Has Mojo--Health Reforms Lessons for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Interview with Frank Sharry, Sandip Roy, Mar 28, 2010

What lessons can supporters of immigration reform learn from the passage of health care reform? Do Democrats have the stomach for another fight? Frank Sharry of America's Voice says the window of opportunity is open for a few months.

New America Now: Health Care Lessons, To Kill A Tiger, Shanghai Celebration

New America Now, Audio, Mar 26, 2010

Frank Sharry looks at the connection between health care and immigration reform, Jid Lee is the author of To Kill A Tiger about growing up in South Korea after the war, and a new art exhibit on the city of Shanghai has opened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

Immigrants Can Cheer and Jeer for Health Care Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Sonal Ambegaokar, Mar 25, 2010

There is much to celebrate, and criticize, in the new health care reform legislation signed into law by President Obama this week. The effort to leave out undocumented immigrants will come at a high cost for everyone.

What Does Obamas Health Reform Mean for You?

New America Media, Q&A with Ellen Wu, Aaron Glantz, Mar 24, 2010

The health reform legislation signed yesterday by President Obama is a really big win for communities of color, according to Ellen Wu, MPH, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

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