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 Watson Coleman Leads Introduction of Resolution Recognizing Contributions of REACH Program

By Courtney Cochran | Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2019) — Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) joined with Tri-Caucus Chairs Karen Bass (D-Ca), Joaquin Castro (D-Tx) and Judy Chu (D-Ca), along with Reps. Tom Cole (R-Ok), Barbara Lee (D-Ca), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Ca) and Robin Kelly (D-IL) to introduce H.Res. 570, a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, program.

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 Grassley’s fight to win over GOP on drug prices

By Dan Diamond | IT’S TUESDAY PULSE — Where Sean Spicer’s, er, primetime dancing has PULSE wondering: Which Trump administration official is the best match for which reality show? (We already suspect Secretary Alex Azar’s destination.)

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 In central Pa., a new wall?: How a Trump rule could come between immigrants and their doctors | Friday Morning Coffee

By John L. Micek | As our friends at Stateline.org report, the White House wants to relax an Obama-era rule “requiring that medical providers let patients know about their right to language interpretation services — and for people with disabilities, communication assistance such as qualified sign language interpreters or written information in alternative formats for the visually impaired. The administration insists that the current requirements are onerous and costly for providers.”

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 New Trump Rule on Medical Interpreters Could Leave Immigrants Behind

By Michael Ollove | Ed Zuroweste, a family practitioner in south central Pennsylvania, got a call a couple of years ago from a nearby hospital in Chambersburg. A restaurant worker, newly arrived from Guatemala, had staggered into the emergency room a few days before with severe shortness of breath and coughing up blood.

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 US must stay true to its values and fight the public charge rule

By Kathy Ko Chin | On Monday, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services appallingly altered Emma Lazarus’ iconic 1883 poem, “The New Colossus,” at the base of the Statue of Liberty. The poem begins with the phrase, “Give me your tired and your poor” to which Cuccinelli glibly added “who can stand on their two feet and who will not become a public charge.” While Lady Liberty has stood as a beacon of freedom and hope for new immigrants to this country, Cuccinelli reminds us that there have always been discriminatory terms and conditions that determine those who are deemed eligible for this freedom.

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 NCAPA Condemns DHS Public Charge Rule

By Big Island Now | The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued a statement on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in response to the Department of Homeland Security final public charge rule.

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