Health Care Reform’s Impact on the Pacific Islander Communities

Health Brief

The enactment of health care reform legislation will advance access to affordable, quality care for Pacific Islander communities. These advancements lay the groundwork for good health, but future efforts must further these improvements to ensure true, effective reform for low- income, minority populations like ours.

Access to Health Coverage for Pacific Islanders in the United States


This document profiles the diverse population of Pacific islanders that reside in the United states and their eligibility for various health programs offered at the federal, state, and local levels. Due to eligibility restrictions, some Pacific islander groups residing in the United states experience challenges in accessing the health care they need.