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APIAHF Statement on Implementation of Public Charge Rule

WASHINGTON—Today, the new Final Rule on Public Charge goes into effect. This follows the Biden-Harris Administration’s end to defending the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule in March 2021 and the issuance of a new rule on public charge in September 2022. The new rule allows immigrants and their families to access Medicaid and other non-cash…

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Bi-Partisan Omnibus Bill Includes Important Guardrails and Extends Medicaid Coverage to Families

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed a $1.7 trillion omnibus government funding bill in a 68-29 vote that will fund the federal government through September 2023. The bill contains several important provisions related to Medicaid, including permanently extending Medicaid coverage to new mothers and prohibiting children from losing Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)…

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Report Finds Millions of Families Reliant on Medicaid to Lose Health Care Coverage

Leading civil rights organizations call on Congress to act to prevent health equity disaster.   WASHINGTON – A coalition of leading civil rights organizations released a report urging Congress to take immediate action and prevent millions of families from losing health care coverage. Coalition group members include the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the…

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Tuberculosis Elimination Alliance Awards Mini-Grants to Expand Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis Testing, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Download PDF WASHINGTON—Today, the Tuberculosis Elimination Alliance (TEA), led by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF), and Stop TB USA, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced that it awarded $310,000…

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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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