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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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Nationwide Racial Equity Groups Organize in Support of Racial Healing

Groups Support NDORH with Prayer Vigil and Tele Town Hall  New York, NY – A broad-based collection of racial equity organizations funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, are uniting across difference to support a shared goal of racial healing. The groups – Advancement Project, Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum, Demos, Faith in Action, National Congress …

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APIAHF Condemns Texas Judge’s Decision Declaring ACA Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON—Following the Texas U.S. District Court judge’s decision to rule the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Kathy Ko Chin, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement: “APIAHF condemns the court’s decision that puts the health of millions of Americans at risk. The judge’s action to strike…

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Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Condemn Backroom Ploy by Washington NFL Team to Get New Stadium Deal through Congress

  CONTACT: [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC — Today, nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations jointly condemned an attempt by the Washington National Football League (NFL) team to attach a rider to the FY 2019 appropriations bill currently before Congress that would pave the way for the team to build a new stadium at…

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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 Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (HI) for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA)(S.3660). 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. Rep.…

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Navigator Bill Would Provide Necessary Protections to Minority Communities During Open Enrollment

WASHINGTON—At the launch of Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is highlighting the importance of in-person assistance for communities of color, immigrants and limited English proficient populations. As prices for coverage have greatly changed this year, such assistance can help consumers understand the affordable health insurance…

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Trump Administration Targets Children & Families in Communities of Color in Latest Immigration Regulation

Changes to Public Charge Could Put Health and Immigration Status at Risk for Millions WASHINGTON (September 24, 2018) – On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it would issue a proposed regulation that would severely curtail the ability of immigrants to secure a green card by expanding the definition of “public charge” to include individuals who access non-cash safety-net programs such…

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Accessing Health and Nutrition Programs Would Put Immigration Status At-Risk for Millions

Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Public Charge Reverses Longstanding Policies and Principles   WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed regulation that could deny permanent resident status (“green cards”) or entry into the United States to immigrants who use a wide range of needed government services, including health insurance, nutrition programs…

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