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Opportunities and Challenges in the Affordable Care Act for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Small Businesses

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Small business employers have a difficult time providing coverage for themselves and their employees due to rising health insurance premiums. As a result, small businesses offering coverage declined from 68% in 2000 to 59% in 2007. At the same time, a larger proportion of the population is heading towards self-employment as contractors, consultants, and independent…

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Health Care Reform and Pacific Islanders: Increasing Access and Quality

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This webinar focused on expanded access to coverage, health disparities, and funding opportunities for community-based organizations under health care reform. APIAHF Policy Analyst Paulo Pontemayor discussed the health insurance exchanges and health care provisions that will help reduce health disparities among Pacific Islanders. Don Novo, Medicaid Program Branch Manager, and Tom Schenck, Region IX Pacific…

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Pacific Islanders and Health Care Reform: Access and Coverage

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This webinar focused on access and coverage issues. Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Minority Health, provided welcome remarks. Herb Schultz, Director of the Region IX office, opened the webinar with an overview of the Department of Health and Human Services, the role of the Region IX office, and key benefits…