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Senator Hirono Announces Legislation For Health Equity

 HEAA will eliminate health disparities in the U.S. health care system WASHINGTON — Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum congratulate Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (HI) for announcing the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA). This bill is a roadmap for eliminating health and health care disparities by building on previous successful strategies, including the Affordable…

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Federal Judge Ruling on Census Ensures Undercounted Groups and Communities of Color are Properly Counted

Census During COVID-19 Extended Through October 31 WASHINGTON – On Thursday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction and ordered the Trump administration to abandon its abbreviated census schedule and to extend the reporting deadline by a month to October 31. Earlier this year, the administration called for a four-month extension for the census reporting…

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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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