Friday 24th March 2017,

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Asian Americans

No Child Left Behind? How the Repeal of the ACA May Affect Asian Americans Needing Healthcare

posted by Lisa Dinh

drugsThe Affordable Care Act was pitched as a moonshot by President Obama in 2009. Since the official institution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, many previously marginalized groups in healthcare have received access to insurance. Now, President-elect Donald Trump heads for office this January 20, after campaigning for a starkly … Read more


Hearings to begin for Trump’s team; AAPI opposition to Chao

posted by Randall
West Wing

Who will fill these seats in the West Wing?

By Ed Diokno

If that old adage is true: “You can judge the character of a man by the friends that he chooses,” then our country is in for a rough ride not only for the next four years, but for decades to come.

Two months … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.

The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Seema Verma Nominated to Oversee Medicare & Medicaid

posted by Louis Chan
Seema Verma

Seema Verma

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A consultant who worked under Vice President-elect Mike Pence to expand Medicaid in Indiana has been nominated to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Seema Verma is the second South Asian American to be nominated by President-elect Donald Trump. The other is South Carolina Gov. … Read more


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