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APIAHF Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to explore additional actions it can take to lower prescription drug costs for working and middle-class families.  Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following…

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APIAHF Statement on New Final Rule on Public Charge

WASHINGTON—Today, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a new Final Rule on Public Charge. In March 2021, the Administration ended the defense of the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule and restored the 1999 interim field guidance as the public charge policy until the issuance of a new rule. The new…

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APIAHF Applauds the Signing of the Inflation Reduction Act Into Law

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which includes significant health care provisions that strengthen the protections established by the Affordable Care Act. Among the health provisions, the law extends the ACA tax credit on marketplace health plans and allows the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to negotiate prescription…

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National Multilingual COVID-19 Survey to AA & NH/PI Communities Finds Confidence In Vaccination and Widespread Misinformation

WASHINGTON – In late January 2022, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) in collaboration with NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (NYU CSAAH) and community-based partners developed and released the National COVID-19 Rapid Needs Assessment survey in as part of a CDC-funded COVID-19 initiative, called Forging AA and NH/PI Community…

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Supreme Court Overturns Decades of Precedent of Right to Access Abortion Care

WASHINGTON – Today the United States Supreme Court upheld Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and overturned the nearly 50 year precedent set by Roe v. Wade. The decision will allow for the most restrictive abortion bans in our nation’s history, and may trigger dormant abortion…

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Health Equity and Accountability Act Will Create A More Equitable Health Care System

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2022 (HEAA). Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum issued the following statement: “The Health Equity and Accountability Act takes a comprehensive and bold approach to reducing and eliminating health and health care…

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APIAHF Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Atlanta Shootings

WASHINGTON—Last year, three businesses in Georgia were attacked by an assailant resulting in the murder of eight, including six Asian American women. These attacks elevated the invisibility of anti-Asian hate, in particular violence against Asian women, resulting in the enactment of federal laws to address the rising tide of violence against Asian American communities. Juliet…

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APIAHF Response to President Biden’s First State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Biden called for unity in his first State of the Union address to the nation. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum issued the following statement: “President Biden’s State of the Union highlighted historic firsts that his Administration has achieved, including the enactment…

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