APIAHF

One Year Later – Tide of Optimism Not Seen in Our Nation’s Health Care

January 31, 2018 WASHINGTON — Following is a statement by Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF President and CEO, in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union. “In his remarks, President Trump spoke of ‘a new tide of optimism that was already sweeping across our land.’ Unfortunately, this optimism has not been reflected in our…

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U.S. Census Bureau Decision on Race and Ethnicity Questions Will lead to Less Accurate Data and Increased Health Disparities in America

January 26, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the below statement following the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to reuse the outdated race and ethnicity questions from the 2010 Census in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test and as the proposed format for the 2020 Census. This decision has…

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APIAHF Condemns HHS “Opt Out” As Barrier to Women’s and LGBT Health

January 19, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to create a new division within the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), designed to allow health care providers to discriminate against patients based on their own beliefs, typically leading to refusal of care for abortions…

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Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Communities of Color

January 11, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) letter allowing states to tie Medicaid eligibility to work status. “Millions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders rely on Medicaid as their only…

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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 16, 2018 New York, NY – In today’s divisive environment, pausing to recognize the significance of and need to participate in a National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is vitally important. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, many organizations, individuals, and communities will be taking collective action during the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s second annual National…

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APIAHF Condemns Tax Reform as Attack on Health Care

December 20, 2017 WASHINGTON – Following Congress passing tax reform, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released a statement of condemnation. The tax legislation repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which the Congressional Budget Office estimates will lead to 13 million people losing their health insurance and premiums…

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APIAHF Condemns Senate Vote to Repeal ACA via Tax Reform

December 2, 2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released a statement following the Senate’s passage of tax legislation, including an amendment to repeal the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Due to the repeal, an estimated 13 million people will lose their health insurance. “It is…

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Bipartisan ACA Marketplace Deal a Positive Step Forward

October 19, 2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released a statement on Sens. Alexander and Murray’s bipartisan Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace stabilization plan. Their plan provides funding for both cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) and outreach for two years and also requires reporting on Marketplace enrollment, which has been…

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Ending ACA Subsidies is an Unconscionable Attack on the Health of Americans

October 13, 2017 WASHINGTON – Following the Administration’s announcement to end the insurance subsidies that made health care affordable through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the below statement. “The Administration’s end to the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies, or financial help, which allow millions of Americans…

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Advocates Defeat ACA Repeal in Senate

September 26, 2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement regarding the Senate’s decision to not call a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The power of community engagement and the strength of our collective voices are…

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