We believe it is time for Congress to put aside attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instead take needed steps to ensure that all Americans are able to afford and access health insurance that meets their needs. APIAHF is the nation’s leading policy organization working to advance the health and well-being of over 20 million Asian Americans (AA), Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) across the U.S. and territories. From our work with AA and & NHPI communities, we understand the role the ACA has played in improving access to health insurance. Since 2010, the uninsured rate has fallen from 15.1 percent to 7.5 percent in 2015 for AAs and from 14.5 percent to 7.8 percent for NHPIs, higher than any other racial group.1 Therefore, we are writing to you with our priorities for legislation to stabilize and strengthen access to affordable, quality coverage in the ACA marketplaces.
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