New America Media

New America Media is the country’s first and largest national collaboration of ethnic news organizations and is dedicated to developing multimedia content to better inform communities and influence policy makers. As part of the national KidsWell initiative, New America Media is working with KidsWell Partners to organize local ethnic media roundtables to provide information on the benefits of the ACA for children and families. See below more information about New America Media’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

  • NAM & KidsWell NY Held ACA Ethnic Media Briefing in New York

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    NAM & NY: New America Media (NAM), in collaboration with KidsWell New York Partners, held its final ethnic round table ACA press briefing on April 26th. Representatives from Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Haitian, Filipino, Russian and Latino media outlets attended the event that focused on the status of and messaging around the New York State Exchange. For more information on the round table, see a blog post written by Lorraine Gonzalez-Camastra, Director of Health Policy for Children’s Defense Fund-NY (CDF-NY) and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) Steering Committee Member. Meeting materials and a video on the briefing can be found on NAM’s Movement to Expand Health Care Access webpage and HCFANY.
  • NAM Held ACA Round Table with Ethnic Media in New York

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    NAM & NY: New America Media (NAM), in collaboration with KidsWell New York Partners, held its final ethnic round table ACA press briefing on April 26th. Representatives from Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Haitian, Filipino, Russian and Latino media outlets attended the event that focused on the status of and messaging around the New York State Exchange. For more information on the round table, see a blog post written by Lorraine Gonzalez-Camastra's, Director of Health Policy for Children’s Defense Fund-NY (CDF-NY) and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) Steering Committee Member.  
  • NAM & Florida Advocates CHAIN Published Article and Held a Press Conference on State's Five Year Waiting Period

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    NAM & FL: New America Media and Florida CHAIN collaborated to publish an article on Florida’s requirement that lawful immigrants receive Medicaid and CHIP coverage after they have met the five year residence requirement. According to the article, this provision impacts 20,000 to 40,000 children in the state.  KidsWell Florida also held a press conference at the Capitol on April 10th to support legislation that was introduced to remove the five year waiting period (HB 4023/SB704) and extends regulations for presumptive eligibility determinations for Florida KidsCare (HB689/SB548).
  • Jackson Advocate Publishes Two-Page Story on NAM & MS ACA Ethnic Media Round Table

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    New America Media & MS: As a result of New America Media and the KidsWell Mississippi Advocates' successful ethnic media press briefing on the ACA in February, the Jackson Advocate Publisher published a two page story on the state’s legislative activities around Medicaid Expansion.
  • NAM Held ACA Round Tables with Ethnic Media in Maryland

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    NAM & MD: As part of New America Media ethnic media press briefing series, a roundtable was held in Baltimore on March 14th in collaboration with the KidsWell Maryland grantees. For more information on the roundtables please visit New America Media’s Movement to Expand Health Care Access webpage.
  • Get the Scoop! NAM Held ACA Round Tables with Ethnic Media in New Mexico, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida

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    New America Media, MS, TX, & FL: As part of New America Media’s ethnic media press briefing series, a video was published on the roundtable session that was held in collaboration with the KidsWell New Mexico Grantees. MomsRising also published a blog post on New Mexico’s roundtable highlighting some of the challenges that were discussed and agreed upon by the panelists. New America Media also held ethnic media roundtables in Mississippi, Texas, and Florida (video to be released soon!) in collaboration with the KidsWell Grantees in February and an additional roundtable will be held in Maryland on March 14th. For more information on these roundtables please visit New America Media’s Movement to Expand Health Care Access webpage.

  • NM's Take at What's at Stake: Find Out What Parents and Advocates Need to Know about Health Reform in New Mexico

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    New America Media & NM: New America Media and The New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty held an ethnic media roundtable session on January 18th to discuss how the ACA works to expand coverage, what is at stake when implementing the ACA in New Mexico, how to access coverage for children, and how to advocate for health care reform.
  • New America Media Featured Story of a Young Adult Able to Remain on Parents' Plan and Receive Care

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    New America Media: New America Media published a story about a young adult who was able to receive care due to her being able to stay on her parents’ insurance plan.
  • New America Media Published an Article Highlighting Gaps between the Presidential Candidates' Health Plans for Ethnic Communities

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    New America Media: New America Media published an article following the first presidential debate highlighting gaps between candidates’ health plans for ethnic communities.

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