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Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Comment Letter

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the undersigned national, state, and local organizations commend HHS-OCR for restoring and clarifying critical healthcare protections in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557). While we continue to urge congress to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all, we are encouraged to see that the…

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Equitable Data RFI Comment Letter

Testimony and Comments

APIAHF submitted comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) Request for Information on Equitable Data Engagement and Accountability. APIAHF commented on the need for short and long-term investments in data infrastructure and dedicated resources for workforce training to facilitate data sharing between different levels of government. In response…

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Regulatory Comments: Medicare Advantage CMS-4203-NC

Testimony and Comments

APIAHF submitted regulatory comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on the Medicare Advantage (MA) Program. Medicare Advantage is vital to addressing health disparities and expanding access to quality medical coverage and social benefits to AA and NH/PI seniors, who represent nearly 5 percent of all MA enrollees.…

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Written Testimony of Juliet K. Choi Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee: Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submit written testimony for the record for the March 18, 2021 hearing before the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee entitled “Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans.” The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AA NHPI communities in multiple ways. AA NHPI communities face a public health emergency…

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Written Testimony of Juliet K. Choi before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health – Road to Recovery: Ramping Up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Medical Supply Chain

Testimony and Comments

The novel COVID-19 virus is a national crisis that demonstrates that public health has no boundaries. Yet the impact is being unevenly felt among communities of color who, due to a combination of structural, economic, social and environmental disparities and discrimination, are experiencing higher burdens associated with the pandemic. As a result, COVID-19 is disproportionately…

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Comments on CMS-9912-IFC: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submitted this comment letter in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. … We are writing to express our deep concern about several provisions of this IFR. In…

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Sunset Regulations Rule: Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submitted this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rule, “Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely.” The proposed rule would retroactively impose an expiration provision on most HHS regulations, and establish “assessment” and “review” procedures to determine which,…

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Comment Letter on Good Guidance Practices Proposed Rule

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 proposed rule regarding “Good Guidance Practices” (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English proficient, have…

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APIAHF Written Testimony to Ways and Means Committee

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the May 27, 2020 hearing before the House Ways & Means Committee entitled “The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.” APIAHF is the nation’s oldest and leading health policy organization working to advance the health and…

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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…