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 Articles Highlighting Medi-Cal

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    NAM: New American Media (NAM) published two articles on Medi-Cal: one article promotes   expedited Medi-Cal enrollment for participants in CalFresh (SNAP), and the second article spotlights stories of young adults who have new access to mental health services due to Medi-Cal expansion.  As part of the #FeelBetter campaign launch, NAM also released videos of youth sharing their stories about depression. 

  • Did You Know California is One of the Few States that a Provides Medicaid Coverage to Young Immigrants? Learn More from NAM!

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    NAM: New America Media published an article discussing coverage options for young immigrants in California who are recipients of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In 2012 the federal government announced that DACA recipients were no longer eligible to receive health coverage from federal programs, including state Medicaid programs that received federal matching dollars.  In response to this decision a handful of states, including California, developed parallel Medicaid programs to provide coverage to these low-income immigrants; individuals may be eligible for the state-funded programs if they meet all of the eligibility criteria for the State’s regular Medicaid program. Tanaya Broder, Senior Attorney with the National Law Center, stated, “California was among a number of states with large immigrant populations that disagreed with the ban and opted to continue financing the health insurance program for low-income immigrants regardless of how long they had resided in the United States, provided they met all the eligibility criteria for regular Medi-Cal.” To date, 73,104 Californians have been awarded DACA status.  


  • 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.

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