OC Register: White House will honor Artesia woman’s work – Apr 22, 2014

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Published: April 22, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2014 12:31 p.m.


An Artesia woman is being honored by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday for her work in helping Asian Americans get affordable health care.

Manjusha P. Kulkarni is one of 11 advocates and community leaders who will be honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for educating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders about the Affordable Care Act.

According to a statement from the White House, one in four Korean Americans is uninsured, nearly 40 percent of Asian Women older than 40 haven’t had a routine mammogram and one in four Asian Americans has not seen a doctor in the past year.

Kulkarni will be honored for her work with the South Asian Network, an organization that aims to help those of South Asian origin in Southern California. Kulkarni works to educate South Asian Americans through in-language materials and assistance in enrolling in Covered California.

“It is an honor to receive this award as recognition of the tremendous efforts of the staff of the South Asian Network,” she said. “Our work in providing education and outreach on the Affordable Care Act as well as enrollment assistance in Covered California has helped to ensure access to quality health care services for countless South Asian Americans in Southern California.”

Kulkarni previously worked as the senior attorney at the National Health Law Program in Los Angeles, where she has helped low-income individuals gain access to health care.

Thursday’s event will be streamed at whitehouse.gov/live at 10:30 a.m. PST.

Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/asian-610951-americans-south.html


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