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Call for Health Equity to Members of the 116th Congress

Letter

Dear Members of Congress,  Each year our nation loses $93 billion in avoidable health care costs and $175 billion due to premature deaths stemming directly from racial, ethnic, and other health inequities. Each of these dollars has a human story behind it, such as an African American sickle cell patient encountering bias and discrimination in…

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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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What is Next in Federal Health Policy?

Webinar

At a time of shifting priorities and constantly changing news, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum invites you to join a brief webinar for an update on health care policy at the federal level. The webinar will cover where the Affordable Care Act stands post attempts to repeal it and what is ahead…

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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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The Children's Health Insurance Program: Essential Coverage for Children of Color | Works Cited

Bibliography

Works Cited Joan Alker, et al., Children’s Health Coverage Rate Now at Historic High of 95 Percent, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute: Center for Children and Families, October 2016, available at: http://ccf.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Kids-ACS-update-11-02-1.pdf. American Community Survey, Table S0201, 2015 estimates, available at: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/151YR/S0201//popgroup~003|005|009|031|060|071|400. American Community Survey, Table DP03, Years 2011-2015, available at: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15SPT/DP03//popgroup~031|060. Sarah E. Anderson,…

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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…