APIAHF

 BALDWIN, CASEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RESTORE NAVIGATOR FUNDING AND MAKE IT EASIER FOR AMERICANS TO SIGN UP FOR QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced the Expand Navigators’ Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act to restore funding for the Navigator program that helps American families get the information and support they need to find a quality health care plan at a price they can afford. The House companion legislation passed as part of H.R. 987 last month, 234-183.

Read More 

 House re-introduces bill addressing South Asian heart disease

By Northwest Asian Weekly | Washington Congressmember Pramila Jayapal re-introduced the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act on June 5. This bipartisan bill aims to raise awareness regarding the alarming rate of heart disease in the South Asian community and invest in reversing this trend.

Read More 

 Congressman Jimmy Gomez Leads Letter to Expand Medicare Language Access

By Adjoa Adofo | Washington, DC, May 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) led a letter signed by 62 of his House colleagues to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging CMS to increase the number of languages used in Medicare’s educational and enrollment materials.

Read More 

 Exciting Events in May, Asian American Month

By Jennie L. Ilustre | The community is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, in the capital and across the nation, in a variety of events that recognize achievements, raise public awareness on issues, as well as entertain.

Read More 

 Why the Asian-Pacific Islander Label is Inaccurate

By: Lucy Hu | I grew up surrounded by “Pasifika” culture. Soaking up the languages, celebrating Samoan dance at festivals, eating delicious Tongan food, and even watching satirical “brown TV.” The shows, food, and culture weren’t spectacles — they were simply a part of New Zealand life.

Read More