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!

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  • NAM Publishes Q&A On Possible Supreme Court Case Repercussions

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    NAM: New American Media published a Q&A about the possible fallout of the Supreme Court’s decision in the King v. Burwell case. The Q&A provides background on the case and explains how a ruling in favor of the plaintiff could significantly impact low-income individuals who, as a result of the ruling, would find themselves in a coverage gap and without federal tax subsidies. 

  • NAM Article Highlights Mental Health Needs Among NY’s Asian Americans

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    NAM & NY: New America Media published an article about mental health needs among New York’s Asian American community, highlighting the ACA’s expansion of mental health benefits.  Regarding the importance of expanded access to mental health services, Andrew Leonard, senior health policy associate for the Children’s Defense Fund—New York, noted that “the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, historically, has had a lot higher rate of uninsured individuals as compared to the general population.”  Leonard also noted that an additional 20,000 Asian American children in New York City will gain coverage under the ACA, and by 2016, he estimated that over 2 million nationally would have access to care.
  • NAM & NY Held Two More ACA Ethnic Media Round Tables

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    NAM & NY: New American Media and KidsWell New York held ethnic media round table ACA press briefings in September in New York City and Buffalo. The Round Tables focused on the Exchanges, including what to expect during open enrollment and consumer assistance services. Presenters included representatives from the New York State Department of Health, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families, Raising Women’s Voices, the Children’s Defense Fund – New York and the Community Service Society of New York (CSS).   
  • NAM Highlights ACA Coverage Options for New Yorkers with Diabetes

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    NAM: New America Media published an article highlighting the high Diabetes-related mortality rates in New York City. Today, New Yorkers with Diabetes can access coverage under the New York Bridge Plan, developed in 2010 to provide services to high risk individuals including those with diabetes. The Bridge Plan will close on January 1, 2014 when the ACA is implemented and insurers will no longer be able to deny coverage or charge higher premiums to individuals with pre-existing conditions like Diabetes. New Yorkers will be able to purchase coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange, an online marketplace for health insurance.
  • NAM Interviewed CCF on How ACA will affect Access to Pediatric Dental Benefits

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    NAM: New America Media (NAM) interviewed Joe Touschner, Senior Health Policy Analyst at the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, about how the ACA will affect children and families’ access to pediatric dental benefits. Mr. Touschner discussed how the ACA made pediatric dental services part of the Essential Health Benefits that must be covered by individual and small group plans and that families without pediatric dental coverage may access stand-alone dental plans through the Exchanges. Additionally, Mr. Touschner spoke to concerns around maintaining access to pediatric benefits for California children being transferred from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal.
  • 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 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.

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