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

Health Brief

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…


APIAHF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Health Care Reform

Health Brief

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), on behalf of 39 community-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, filed a historic amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief – APIAHF’s first appearance before the U.S.…


The Impact of Health Care Reform on Health Coverage for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders – Updated

Fact Sheet

Health care reform will provide coverage to countless uninsured and underinsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs). Nearly one in seven Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are uninsured. An expanded Medicaid program, new Health Insurance Exchanges, the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (also known as the High Risk Pools),…


Health Care Reform and Pacific Islanders: Increasing Access and Quality


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…