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APIAHF Comment Letter on Health Care Innovation Caucus

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on Health Care Innovation Caucus Request for Information (RFI). As an organization that values and strives for high-quality affordable care for all, APIAHF welcomes the creation of this bi-partisan caucus and its drive to examine policy solutions that improve health care…

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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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Written Statement for the Record on the Hearing: “Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal”

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the September 25, 2017 hearing before the Senate Committee on Finance entitled “Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal.” We believe it is time for Congress to put aside attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instead take needed steps to…

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CHIP Finance Testimony

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the September 7, 2017 hearing before the Senate Committee on Finance entitled “The Children’s Health Insurance Program: The Path Forward.” As the nation’s oldest and largest health policy and public health organization working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian…

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REACH Letter Senate FY18

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Dear Chairman Cochran and Vice-Chair Leahy: We are writing to expressed our deep concern that funding for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program has been eliminated in the Senate Fiscal Year 2018 Health and Human Services appropriations bill. For nearly 20 years, REACH grantees have worked to improve public health and…

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COFA Act Community Support Letter for 2017 115 Congress

Testimony and Comments

As organizations that care deeply about improving the health of Pacific Islanders, we write in support of the Covering our FAS Allies (COFA) Act. We believe that Congress must restore Medicaid coverage for communities lawfully residing in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) between the U.S. and the Federated States of…

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APIAHF Stabilization Priorities Letter

Testimony and Comments

We believe it is time for Congress to put aside attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instead take needed steps to ensure that all Americans are able to afford and access health insurance that meets their needs. APIAHF is the nation’s leading policy organization working to advance the health and well-being of…

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Racial Equity Leaders Letter to Senate Opposing ACA Repeal Bill

Testimony and Comments

Excerpt from letter: As organizations representing civil rights, health, and social justice perspectives and that work to promote racial equity and advance racial healing, we believe all children and families should have the opportunities and resources they need to reach their full potential and thrive. Meaningful access to quality, comprehensive, and affordable health coverage and…