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Statement on Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Letter

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), and the undersigned organizations who together represent the national collaborative of Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) organizations who are the primary contractors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to…

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Comment Letter on Good Guidance Practices Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice of proposed rule regarding “Good Guidance Practices” (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English proficient, have…

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What Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Organizations Need in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Fact Sheet

 In April, 2020, three weeks after the novel COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum surveyed 45 community partners to assess their needs in responding to the national crisis. The respondents are located across 23 different states that cover all regions of the U.S. Ten of the organizations focus on Southeast Asian populations,…

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APIAHF Letter to Congress on Immigrants and LEP Communities

Due to existing restrictions in federal law, millions of immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid and other public health insurance programs. For example, individuals living in the U.S. under the Compacts of Free Association with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau are categorically ineligible for Medicaid, as are…

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Comment Letter on HHS 2021 NBPP

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment parameters for 2021 proposed rule (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English…

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Comment Letter to USCIS Regarding Fee Waiver

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment on the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fee Schedule, published on November 14, 2019. We are concerned about a number of the fee and policy proposals in the published fee schedule, and request that USCIS withdraw all provisions that make immigration…

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APIAHF Comments on Department of State on Health Care Proclamation OMB Emergency Review

Letter

Re: Notice of Information Collection Under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Emergency Review: Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage APIAHF comments on the Department of State’s Notice of Information Collection Under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Emergency Review: Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage regarding Form DS-5541. We write out of deep concern and opposition to both…

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Act to Fund Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment

Fact Sheet

For the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the rates of people not enrolled in health insurance have stagnated or increased. Some communities have been particularly impacted: for example, from 2016 the uninsured rate for Native Hawaiians rose from 4.7% to 5.5%, Micronesians from 11.5% to 13.1%, Burmese from 12%…

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APIAHF Comment Letter to OCR Section 1557

Letter, Testimony and Comments

APIAHF opposes the proposed changes to Section 1557 in the proposed rule that would limit application of the law to certain covered entities, eliminate protections for LGBTQ+ persons and persons needing reproductive health care, and roll back and eliminate certain language access protections. The NPRM runs counter to the explicit text of Section 1557 and…