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Senate Enroll Act is an important Step Towards Health Equity for Minority Communities

WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the “Expand Navigators’ Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act” in the U.S. Senate. The ENROLL Act would restore funding to the Navigator program and allow Navigator grantees to better serve their communities by undoing recent regulatory attacks on the program. “Navigators serve an essential role…

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CDC REACH Program Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary AANHPI-Serving Organizations Note Impact and Importance of Inclusion

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The REACH program remains one of the only racially and ethnically focused public health programs at the federal level and is currently the only CDC program empowering community based organizations to…

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Health Care Rights Puts Protections for Language Access, Women and LGBT Persons at Risk

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) condemns the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed changes to the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking threatens to allow health care entities to discriminate against patients by limiting who must…

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Health Bill to Improve Access to Health Care Pass House Chamber

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 987, the “Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.” The bill is composed of a package of seven health bills that were voted out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in April. Included in the package were bills that the Asian &…

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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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