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House Labor-HHS Funding Bill Underfunds Key Priorities

June 14, 2018   WASHINGTON — Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Heath Forum issued the following statement reacting to the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Funding Bill (Labor-HHS Bill).   “The House Labor-HHS bill fails to adequately fund critical components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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APIAHF Welcomes Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). The bill serves as a comprehensive plan to eliminate health and health care disparities by building on previous health care access and quality improvement strategies. HEAA also…

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White House Announces Domestic Gag Rule on Women’s Health

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House announced a new regulation to limit funding for Title X clinics that perform, refer or even discuss abortions with their patients. The rule goes beyond existing regulations which already prohibit federal funds, including Title X, to be used for abortion. Title X is the only federal program directly dedicated to funding…

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APIAHF mourns the loss of two Native Hawaiian leaders

WASHINGTON – Last week, our world lost two Native Hawaiian leaders who have been dear partners of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Senator Daniel K. Akaka and Victor “Uncle” Kaiwi Pang. Senator Akaka represented Hawaii in Congress for 36 years. In that time, he was a champion for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and…

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Asian American Health Leaders Oppose Potential Denial of Immigration Status to Immigrants Using Needed Critical Services

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) oppose a proposed regulation that would deny permanent resident status (“green cards”) or entry into the United States to immigrants who use a wide range of needed government services, including publicly-supported health care insurance, nutrition programs,…

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One Year Later – Tide of Optimism Not Seen in Our Nation’s Health Care

January 31, 2018 WASHINGTON — Following is a statement by Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF President and CEO, in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union. “In his remarks, President Trump spoke of ‘a new tide of optimism that was already sweeping across our land.’ Unfortunately, this optimism has not been reflected in our…

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U.S. Census Bureau Decision on Race and Ethnicity Questions Will lead to Less Accurate Data and Increased Health Disparities in America

January 26, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the below statement following the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to reuse the outdated race and ethnicity questions from the 2010 Census in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test and as the proposed format for the 2020 Census. This decision has…

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APIAHF Condemns HHS “Opt Out” As Barrier to Women’s and LGBT Health

January 19, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to create a new division within the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), designed to allow health care providers to discriminate against patients based on their own beliefs, typically leading to refusal of care for abortions…

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Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Communities of Color

January 11, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) letter allowing states to tie Medicaid eligibility to work status. “Millions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders rely on Medicaid as their only…

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Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Support and Applaud the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing

January 16, 2018 New York, NY – In today’s divisive environment, pausing to recognize the significance of and need to participate in a National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is vitally important. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, many organizations, individuals, and communities will be taking collective action during the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s second annual National…

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