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APIAHF Comment Letter to OCR Section 1557

Letter, Testimony and Comments

APIAHF opposes the proposed changes to Section 1557 in the proposed rule that would limit application of the law to certain covered entities, eliminate protections for LGBTQ+ persons and persons needing reproductive health care, and roll back and eliminate certain language access protections. The NPRM runs counter to the explicit text of Section 1557 and…

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APIAHF Comment Letter to DHS Public Charge

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The proposed rule would lead to enormous upheaval and harm in the lives of the communities APIAHF advocates on behalf of. Despite this significant change, DHS has provided wholly insufficient evidence for why it is needed, both in terms of alleged policy problems and any circumstances that have changed since the guidance it seeks to…

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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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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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Comment Letter on Census Data Products

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomes this opportunity to provide comments on data products and tables developed by the Census Bureau using 2020 Census data. APIAHF is the nation’s leading health policy group working to advance the health and well-being of over 20 million Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and…

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Comment Letter on Medicare Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

Re: CMS-1693-P Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program   Dear Administrator Verma:  The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed…

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REACH Letter to Congress Appropriations

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Dear Senator Blunt, Senator Murray, Representative Cole and Representative DeLauro: As you work to complete a final appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we write you to urge that you maximize funding for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. In June, we joined 147 other…

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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…