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National Racial Justice Organizations Join Together To Map Hardest To Count Communities Of Color For The 2020 Census And To Distribute 1,350 Free Arc GIS Licenses In Partnership With ESRI

WASHINGTON —A broad-based collaborative of racial equity organizations are uniting to support a shared goal of a complete count of all communities through the 2020 Census. The groups – Advancement Project, National Office (AP), Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Demos, Faith in Action (FIA), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), National Association…

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President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Includes More Cuts to Critical Health Programs

WASHINGTON—Today, the Trump administration announced drastic cuts to critical health programs in their proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. This follows the announcement of the Administration’s plan in recent weeks to overhaul Medicaid, further harming families, including many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. “This budget slashes funding for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)…

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State of the Union Continues to be Hostile on Immigrant Health

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address, the following is a statement from Kathy Ko Chin, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: “The State of the Union is an opportunity for the President to outline a strong, unifying agenda to improve the health and…

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Medicaid Block Grant Plan Will Worsen Health of Country

WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump administration announced its plan to overhaul Medicaid by offering states the opportunity to receive funding under a block grant they have branded the “Healthy Adult Opportunity.” Currently, the federal government pays states a specific percentage of program costs. The proposal is a radical departure that would limit funding for state…

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Supreme Court Lifts Public Charge Injunction, Rule Will Harm Immigrant Communities

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, granted the Trump administration the ability to implement changes to the public charge rule, lifting a preliminary injunction pending other litigation. The rule targets the health and wellbeing of immigrants, including many in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AAs and NHPIs) community. The…

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Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Support and Applaud the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing, January 21, 2020

New York, NY. With daily race motivated hate crimes happening globally, pausing to participate in a National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is vitally important. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, many organizations, individuals, and communities will be taking collective action during the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing to celebrate our…

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APIAHF Condemns U.S. Court of Appeals Affordable Care Act Decision

WASHINGTON —Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a 2-1 decision held the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional and instructed the lower court, which had previously held the ACA unconstitutional, to determine whether the remaining portions of the ACA can stand. “APIAHF is extremely disappointed in the…

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Joint Statement: Trump Administration Issues SNAP Regulations to Deny Food Benefits to Those Most Vulnerable

WASHINGTON —Last week, the administration announced it had finalized a proposed rule that would result in nearly 700,000 people losing access to food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The proposal is one of three that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued that would collectively,…

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At Start of Open Enrollment, APIAHF Expresses Concern about Trends in Uninsured

Tomorrow, November 1st, marks the beginning of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) annual open enrollment period. As we kick off our efforts to educate consumers about their health care options for 2020, APIAHF has analyzed new data from the American Community Survey (ACS). The analysis reveals a concerning reversal in the progress made toward decreasing…

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