APIAHF

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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Census Data Shows Reversal of Progress in Reducing Uninsured for AAs and NHPIs

WASHINGTON – Today, new detailed data from the 2017 American Community Survey, analyzed by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), shows that the historic progress in reducing uninsured rates for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) have stopped or reversed. This reversal is likely due in part to…

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HHS Announces Navigator Funding with Deep Cuts

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Navigator grants for organizations providing health insurance enrollment assistance under the Navigator program. This grant announcement follows through on HHS’s previous statement that it would dramatically cut funding to $10 million, a 72% cut. This year, only 39 organizations will receive funding,…

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Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Announce Joint Opposition to Washington NFL Team Locating New Stadium in District of Columbi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erin Weldon (202) 466-7767 Email: [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC — Today, nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington National Football League (NFL) team locating its new stadium in the District of Columbia unless the team agrees to drop the “Rword” racial slur…

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