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Essential Health Benefits Bulletin, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)

Testimony and Comments

Dear Secretary Sebelius: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) thanks the Center for Consumer Information Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the opportunity to comment on the recent “Essential Health Benefits Bulletin” (“Bulletin”) dated December 16, 2011, outlining HHS’ regulatory approach to the development of…

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Comments on Exchange Establishment and Qualified Health Plans

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and undersigned organizations thank the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) for the opportunity to comment on the establishment of the new Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges) and Qualified Health Plans (QHP) (Proposed Rule). The undersigned national and community based organizations are dedicated to improving…

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A Prayer and Reflection for September 11th

Testimony and Comments

This prayer and reflection for hope and healing was crafted by organizations committed to racial equity and social justice. It is offered for public use in worship services, meetings, remembrance events, and gatherings that will mark the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.

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Comments on Interim Final Rule for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program File Code OCIIO-9995-IFC

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) looks forward to the implementation of the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) program. Disproportionately high rates of cancer, diabetes, and Hepatitis B persist within Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) populations. Compounding these disparities, 17% of Asian Americans and 21% of…