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Written Statement for the Record for the Hearing Entitled “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access”

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the March 6, 2019 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee titled “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access.” APIAHF endorses the three pieces of legislation being reviewed…

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APIAHF Comment Letter on ACA Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

Letter

In this comment letter APIAHF urges CMS to take actions that would increase the number of consumers enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plans. We have seen how the ACA has had an important impact on reducing AA and NHPI health disparities. Since the law’s passage, the percent of uninsured AAs has dropped from…

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APIAHF Comment Letter on HHS’ Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule

Letter

In this comment letter APIAHF expresses concerns that a number of the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed provisions regarding Medicaid and CHIP managed care would reduce or eliminate critical patient and beneficiary safeguards. Such safeguards are essential to the Medicaid and CHIP programs, which by their program design and purpose, serve vulnerable populations…

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Call for Health Equity to Members of the 116th Congress

Letter

Dear Members of Congress,  Each year our nation loses $93 billion in avoidable health care costs and $175 billion due to premature deaths stemming directly from racial, ethnic, and other health inequities. Each of these dollars has a human story behind it, such as an African American sickle cell patient encountering bias and discrimination in…

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Impact of Proposed Public Charge Regulation on Citizens of Freely Associated States Under Compacts of Free Association

Memo

The U.S. has international treaty agreements with the Freely Associated States of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, commonly known as the Compacts of Free Association (COFA). Citizens of Palau, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia are eligible to freely enter and exit, and reside indefinitely,…

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Comment Letter on Census Data Products

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomes this opportunity to provide comments on data products and tables developed by the Census Bureau using 2020 Census data. APIAHF is the nation’s leading health policy group working to advance the health and well-being of over 20 million Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and…

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Comment Letter on Medicare Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

Re: CMS-1693-P Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program   Dear Administrator Verma:  The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed…