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Getting to Universal Coverage (Long)

Public Health Alerts, Testimony and Comments

HOW TO EVALUATE UNIVERSAL COVERAGE PROPOSALS APIAHF has developed this set of Principles against which to evaluate all proposals that aim to make a more just health care system. The Policy Options provide ways to determine if proposals align with our Principles and the needs of our families and communities. Decision makers, advocates, and community…

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APIAHF Comments on SNAP Work Requirements Rule

Letter

In this comment letter APIAHF addresses the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Proposed Rulemaking on Supplemental Nutriton Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements and services for some adult SNAP participants without diagnosed disabilities or dependents in the household, referred to in SNAP as Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). APIAHF expresses concerns that the proposed changes would…

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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…