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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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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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