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 Lowering Costs for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: How the Inflation Reduction Act Makes Health Care and Prescription Drugs More Affordable

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum joined Protect Our Care to co-author “Lowering Costs for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: How the Inflation Reduction Act Makes Health Care and Prescription Drugs More Affordable.” This report details the ways in which the Inflation Reduction Act reduces and eliminates barriers that AA and NHPIs have historically faced in accessing quality and equitable health care. APIAHF and Protect Our Care joined Representatives Judy Chu and Barbara Lee to discuss the report.

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States Must Take Action to Ensure Children and Families Have Medicaid Coverage

WASHINGTON— Today, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services released an instructional bulletin to all states and U.S. territories requiring them to ensure Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligible individuals retain their coverage during the state’s Medicaid Unwinding period. CMS released additional data that nine states, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Arkansas, South Dakota,…

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Featured Resources

APIAHF Comments: CMS-9895-P: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2025; Updating Section 1332 Waiver Public Notice Procedures; Medicaid; Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program; and Basic Health Program  

Testimony and Comments

31 CFR Part 33 and 45 CFR Part 155: Section 1332 Waivers We support the proposed changes to Section 1332 waiver processes allowing states the opportunity to hold post-award forums and public hearings virtually and through digital platforms.   42 CFR Parts 435 and 600: Medicaid Eligibility for the States, District of Columbia, the Northern…

APIAHF Comment on HHS Proposed Rule on Discrimination Based on Disability Updated 11-8-2023

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) strongly supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights’ proposed rule to update the prohibitions against discrimination based on disability in all programs and activities conducted by the federal government, or federally funded, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The proposed updates will improve access and quality of care and services, and advance racial equity, for the approximately 1.4 million Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities.