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Trump Administration Stripping of Section 1557 Health Care Protections Partially Blocked by Federal Court

Victory for Health Advocates, but Language Access Provisions Left Unaddressed WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked part of the Trump administration’s June 2020 rule to undo Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the Health Care Rights Law, which protects patients from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age…

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Reproductive Rights in Louisiana Abortion Case

WASHINGTON — Today, Juliet K. Choi, executive vice president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo that protected abortion access in Louisiana. “The Supreme Court reaffirmed what we all know—people have the right…

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APIAHF Condemns Trump Administration’s U.S. Supreme Court Filing to Overturn the ACA

The Administration’s decision to cut health care in the midst of a global pandemic is cruel and unconscionable.   WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Trump administration requested the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite the fact that it has allowed millions of people, including over 2 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders…

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APIAHF Applauds Supreme Court DACA Decision

WASHINGTON – Today, Juliet K. Choi, executive vice president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and former chief of staff and senior advisor of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released the following statement applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision that blocked the Trump Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for…

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Trump Administration Strips Health Care Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic, 1557 Final Rule Allows Health Care Providers to Discriminate

WASHINGTON —Juliet K. Choi, executive vice president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and former chief of staff and senior advisor at the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s finalization of the Health and Human Services rule…

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Community Unity and Solidarity: Black Lives Matter

WASHINGTON—Over the last few weeks, again, we witnessed the loss of Black lives due to racism and police brutality. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd were not the only victims of anti-Black actions. These recent killings are only compounded by the tens of thousands of deaths in the Black community due to structural racism…

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Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Murder of George Floyd, Call for Impartial Investigation of Officers Involved  

As the foremost national coalition of organizations dedicated to civil rights and racial justice, we are both heartbroken and outraged at the brutal and senseless murder of George Floyd by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. George Floyd becomes the latest in a long and growing line of members of our communities who have needlessly died at the hands of police acting outside of the bounds…

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HEROES Act to Restore Medicaid Benefits to COFA

Senate Must Address Lack of Resources on Language Access WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed the second stimulus bill focused on aiding families in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HEROES Act (also referred to as the CARES 2 Act) will continue to provide stimulus payments to eligible recipients. The Act also restores…

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APIAHF Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Suspend Immigration

WASHINGTON –Juliet K. Choi, executive vice president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and former chief of staff of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order halting immigration for 60 days by suspending permanent residency visas, also known as green cards. “In the midst…

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