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Health Care for COFA Citizens

Fact Sheet

COFA Citizens And Our National Security Since 1986, the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) have defined the relationship between the United States and the independent governments of the Freely Associated States (FAS) including the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Under the Compact, in exchange for…

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Connecting Limited-English Proficient Individuals to Health Care Services: The Important Role of Community-Based Organizations

Health Brief

This brief discusses the importance of integrating community based organizations (CBOs) into health care delivery systems. It describes the challenges facing hospitals, providers, and CBOs in assisting limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. It also provides a description of community health workers and their role in the healthcare delivery system and current funding models to support…

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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…

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ACA Repeal Facts Infographics

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Repealing the ACA will be devastating for the 2 million AAs and NHPIs who stand to lose coverage and many other lawfully present immigrant communities who would be locked out. The bill singles out groups like Compact of Free Association (COFA) communities who are currently eligible for tax credits under the ACA by removing their…

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Written Statement for the Record for the Hearing Entitled: "Markup of Committee Print, Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations and H. Res 154"

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the March 8, 2017 markup of the “American Health Care Act” before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce entitled “Markup of Committee Print, Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations and H. Res 154.” APIAHF is a national health justice…

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Written Statement for the Record for the Hearing Entitled "Markup: Budget Reconciliation Recommendations to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the March 8, 2017 markup of the “American Health Care Act” before the House Committee on Ways and Means entitled “Markup: Budget Reconciliation Recommendations to Repeal and Replace Obamacare.” APIAHF is a national health justice organization that influences…

Action for Health Justice Health Enrollment Glossary

Toolkit

In response to the need for a more accessible, translated glossary of health insurance-related terms, Action for Health Justice (AHJ) created this glossary of health insurance enrollment terms in English and the following 12 Asian and Pacific Islander languages: * Burmese * Chinese – Traditional * Chuukese (Available Soon) * Hindi (Available Soon) * Hmong…

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Blueprint For a Better America: Ensuring Our Immigration System Advances the Health and Well-Being of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and All Immigrants

Report

As the country continues to grow and prosper, the participation and progress of our nation’s nearly 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are crucial to the health and welfare of the nation as a whole. Over the past decade, more immigrants have come to the U.S. from Asia than from any other region…

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Getting AAs and NHPIs Covered (Enrollment Assistance)

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Enrollment Assistance Infographic Last year we surveyed over 6,500 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders across 10 states during the Affordable Care Act’s 2014 enrollment period. What did we learn? Enrollment assistance played a major roll in getting our communities covered.