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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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COFA Medicaid Factsheet

Fact Sheet

Health care restored for COFA citizens in December 2020 Omnibus COVID Relief Bill. The restoration of Medicaid eligibility to COFA citizens became effective on December 28, 2020. As of that date, COFA citizens lawfully residing under the Compacts in the 50 states and District of Columbia, and at the option of the Governor of Puerto…

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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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Statement on Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Letter

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), and the undersigned organizations who together represent the national collaborative of Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) organizations who are the primary contractors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to…

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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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Final Health Care Rights Law Rolls Back Language Access Protections

Fact Sheet

 On June 12, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Final Rule adopting a number of changes to the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act). The 2020 Final Rule radically reinterprets civil rights protections under the Health Care…

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COVID-19 Language Access Legislation Letter to Congressional Leadership

Letter

National and State & Local Organizational Letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Minority Leader McCarthy  We are organizations that care about the health of limited English Proficient (LEP), deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind communities, blind persons, and people who cannot rely on speech to be heard and understood. Sadly, the needs of…

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What Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Organizations Need in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Fact Sheet

 In April, 2020, three weeks after the novel COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum surveyed 45 community partners to assess their needs in responding to the national crisis. The respondents are located across 23 different states that cover all regions of the U.S. Ten of the organizations focus on Southeast Asian populations,…

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COVID-19 Language and Communications Access Letter to Congress

Letter

We are organizations that work with and advocate for Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations, deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, blind persons, and people who cannot rely on speech to be heard and understood. We write to you in support of ensuring the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic adequately meets the communication and language access needs…