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WeVoteWeCount’s Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of Shelby County V. Holder

On the sixth anniversary of the 5-4 Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision that allowed states to institute restrictive voting policies that disproportionately affect communities of color, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, released the following statement: “Communities of color have faced a longstanding history of voter disenfranchisement and racially discriminatory laws that limit access…

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Joint Statement Condemning Decision to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Sill

Last week, the Administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement announced it will be housing unaccompanied minors at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Fort Sill is a military base that previously was used as a prison for Geronimo and hundreds of Chiricahua Apaches, including women and children. During World War II, Fort Sill was used as an internment camp…

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Senate Enroll Act is an important Step Towards Health Equity for Minority Communities

WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the “Expand Navigators’ Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act” in the U.S. Senate. The ENROLL Act would restore funding to the Navigator program and allow Navigator grantees to better serve their communities by undoing recent regulatory attacks on the program. “Navigators serve an essential role…

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CDC REACH Program Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary AANHPI-Serving Organizations Note Impact and Importance of Inclusion

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The REACH program remains one of the only racially and ethnically focused public health programs at the federal level and is currently the only CDC program empowering community based organizations to…

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Health Care Rights Puts Protections for Language Access, Women and LGBT Persons at Risk

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) condemns the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed changes to the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking threatens to allow health care entities to discriminate against patients by limiting who must…

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Health Bill to Improve Access to Health Care Pass House Chamber

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 987, the “Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.” The bill is composed of a package of seven health bills that were voted out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in April. Included in the package were bills that the Asian &…

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Bills to Improve Affordable Care Act Affordability and Outreach Pass Committee

WASHINGTON—Last night the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee favorably reported six bills that would take important steps to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA), address the adverse actions of the Trump Administration and make health care more affordable and accessible if enacted into law. “We applaud the Committee for taking action to…

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President’s 2020 Budget Proposal Continues to Underfund Critical Health Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget outline.  The budget outline shows that the Trump Administration has continued its attacks on affordable health care by slashing spending for health. In addition to budget cuts to health programs, including nearly…

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MORE Health Education Act Would Provide Necessary Relief to Health Plan Enrollment

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) thanks Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del.), Rep. Kathy Castor (Fla.), Rep. Dan Kildee (Mich.) and Rep. Lucy McBath (Ga.) for introducing H.R. 987, the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act today. The MORE Health Education Act will require the federal…

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