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Final Health Care Rights Law Rolls Back Language Access Protections

Fact Sheet

 On June 12, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Final Rule adopting a number of changes to the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act). The 2020 Final Rule radically reinterprets civil rights protections under the Health Care…

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Comment Letter on HHS 2021 NBPP

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment parameters for 2021 proposed rule (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English…

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Snapshot: Immigrant Health in the United States

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By 2065, the number of immigrants is expected to nearly double to 78 million, when one in three Americans will be an immigrant or have immigrant parents. Migration patterns will lead to change and Asians will overtake Hispanics as the largest incoming immigrant population in the country by 2065.

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Health Care for COFA Citizens

Fact Sheet

COFA Citizens And Our National Security Since 1986, the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) have defined the relationship between the United States and the independent governments of the Freely Associated States (FAS) including the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Under the Compact, in exchange for…

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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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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Public Charge Proposal is an Attack on AAPI Families

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A new reported “Public Charge” proposal from the White House threatens Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and other immigrant communities. Under this proposed regulation, anyone applying for a green card or entry to the U.S. could be denied if they or their family members, including their U.S.-born children, use government programs. Many families may be forced to…

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Letter to HHS Secretary Azar on GAO Open Enrollment

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Letter from 8 organizations — Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Get America Covered, National Health Law Program, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Young Invincibles — to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Dear Secretary Azar: We are writing to you as organizations concerned with ensuring a successful HealthCare.gov open enrollment period…

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APIAHF Comment Letter HHS 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Testimony and Comments

Absence of the Affordable Care Act We begin our comments by noting the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for AA and NHPI communities and particularly the importance of its consumer protections for these communities. From our work with AA and & NHPI communities, we understand the role the ACA has played in improving…

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AA and NHPI Communities and Open Enrollment

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With Open Enrollment starting on November 1 and just 45 days to enroll in and renew coverage, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) communities have much at stake. Join the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and hear from speakers from…