Medi-Cal coverage for older adults will expand similar to the Young Adult Expansion, which provided coverage for young adults 19-25 inclusively. The full scope of Medi-Cal will cover more than just emergency care for residents. It will cover doctor visits, mental health care, preventative care, referrals, medicines, transportation and in-home services.
FundaMental Change: 4th Annual Mental Health Symposium in LA
FundaMental Change is an organization that focuses on mental health and aims to increase awareness and eliminate the stigma associated with mental health conditions, as well as, improve access to quality care for individuals living with a mental illness.
SIX LATINAS share abortion stories to show solidarity, challenge stigmas
As the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to reverse Roe v. Wade, CALÓ NEWS spoke with six Latinas who shared their experiences with terminating pregnancies with hopes of reducing stigma and showing solidarity with others who have experienced having an abortion as well as with those who may undergo the experience one day.
EDITORIAL: Democrats should fight for voting rights for undocumented
Giving the undocumented the right to vote in Los Angeles and in California would be transformative. It would force more political leaders to pay attention to the concerns of Latino/a/x voters. It’s also not unprecedented.
COMMENTARY: Abortion rights are at risk even in blue states like California
State legislators in California have proposed a package of bills to address an influx in women seeking access to abortion in the state if Roe is overturned. The goal is for California to become a sanctuary state for women seeking abortions. But we can’t assume we will be safe in California.
COMMENTARY: My journey as an undocumented college student
The government needs to understand it is not meeting me and other DACA recipients halfway by fully recognizing me with a pathway to citizenship when I have sprinted a marathon for this country. I have a work permit but no permanent status. Will my career be limited?
EDITORIAL: At CALÓ NEWS, we are just getting started
Here is what you need to know about CALÓ NEWS right now: We are new. We are here to stay. And we are here to elevate all Latinos. The boat is big enough. We may make mistakes. But we will grow along the way. And we will count on our community to help us keep all of us informed, empowered and enlightened.
Cinco de Mayo: Who celebrates?
But some of us, well, we had it in us to feel a moment of pride. We remember the old stories about how Mexico stood up to and eventually defeated the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The French sent ferocious combat forces. Some Mexican fought with machetes and pitch forks. The impossible was made possible.
CALÓ ELECTIONS: LA Mayoral candidates pledge more equity for Latinos
Latinos make up 47% of the LA’s population but only 23% of city commissioners. Latino city workers earn on average $9 less per hour than white employees.
RAZA ON THE STREET: Latinos share views on LA Sheriff’s department, changes they would make
CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to talk to Latino LA County residents about the upcoming June 7 election for Sheriff, how LASD treats Latinos and what can be done to improve service.
No proof of citizenship? Have no fear, full-scope Medi-Cal is here
Under a new law called “Older Adult Expansion,” low-income immigrants 50 and older will be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal despite immigration status.
COMMENTARY: On Rosalía, linguistic justice and being a grammar monk
From law to applied linguistics, “linguistic justice” has gained traction and has a bearing in translanguaging as an intersectional identity issue. When it comes to educational linguistics, linguistic justice entails promoting languages endangered due to coercive monolingual laws or racial prejudices in school settings. This justice is for the speaking selves of children, flowing unpredictably as they learn, without the stigma of incompleteness or faultiness.