Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Jan 16, 2018

Previously on Part I of Healthcare on Hold, Catherine and Judy discussed Catherine’s difficulties navigating her illness without insurance. In this segment, Catherine discusses how the emergency health insurance helped her afford her surgery. The two women also express how high medical costs and a lack of insurance can discourage people from seeking treatment immediately.

Jan 16, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
Jan 09, 2018

Catherine Choi and her family had two choices when it came to their health: endure the pain or pay hundreds of dollars for one doctor’s visit. For five years, Catherine and her family were uninsured due to their undocumented status. The mother of two could barely afford to see a doctor, even when she suffered from chronically low blood levels and fainting spells. Today, Catherine and her friend, Judy Choi, talk about her experiences navigating the healthcare system and the urgent need for more accessible insurance programs for individuals like herself and her family.

Jan 03, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, adults with full-scope Medi-Cal have many dental benefits restored through Denti-Cal. This includes all pregnant women, regardless of immigration status, who are eligible for pregnancy-related Medi-Cal with full benefits.

Dec 20, 2017

The Pro Bono Spotlight honors volunteers and the important work they do to help Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA fulfill its mission of serving communities in need. In this edition, we recognize Vy Doan, who is currently a senior at Pomona College, studying Public Policy/Psychology and Asian American studies.

Dec 18, 2017

In my parent’s eyes, we are foreigners in a foreign country. They have a sole goal and purpose, to provide their children with the best, what they never had.

Dec 14, 2017

Gambling addiction, similar to other addictions, is a mental health concern. To lose in gambling is to lose more than just money; losing can lead to stress and depression, family strife, and even loss of jobs or educational opportunities. Gambling is more than a bad habit; it is a mental health issue that cannot be ignored.

Dec 06, 2017

Previously on Part I of Gripped by Gambling, Carlos discussed how the temptations behind gambling strained his relationship with his son. In Part 2, Carlos and Myron discuss the importance of language access and support groups as well as the difficulties of navigating the shame and stigma associated with addiction within Asian American communities.

Nov 30, 2017

Carlos Lee’s gambling addiction left him at his lowest point in life. With the help of his son and local support groups, Carlos found a path to recovery. In the second story of the series Our Voices, Our Health, Carlos reflects with his friend and coworker, Myron Dean Quon, on his experiences with and the issue of gambling addiction in the Asian American community.

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