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APIAHF, NHeLP, and AAPCHO Section 1557 Language Access Memo to OMB

Memo

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Section 1557, known as the Health Care Rights Law, has offered critical protections in civil rights and health care for several protected groups. In promulgating the Final Rule in 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) went…

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APIAHF Letter to Congress on Immigrants and LEP Communities

Due to existing restrictions in federal law, millions of immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid and other public health insurance programs. For example, individuals living in the U.S. under the Compacts of Free Association with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau are categorically ineligible for Medicaid, as are…

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Organizations Supporting Action on COFA Medicaid

Letter

As organizations, businesses and community groups working to remove barriers to healthy living, we urge Congress to fix a legislative oversight that has led to inequitable access to health care for thousands of Pacific Islanders in the United States. Since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), people residing in…

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APIAHF Comment Letter on HHS’ Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule

Letter

In this comment letter APIAHF expresses concerns that a number of the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed provisions regarding Medicaid and CHIP managed care would reduce or eliminate critical patient and beneficiary safeguards. Such safeguards are essential to the Medicaid and CHIP programs, which by their program design and purpose, serve vulnerable populations…

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Comment Letter on Medicare Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

Re: CMS-1693-P Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program   Dear Administrator Verma:  The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed…

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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

Infographics

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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Comment Letter on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the February 17th proposed rule, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization, docket number CMS-9929-P. We are writing to express our deep concerns about multiple provisions in the proposed rule that would reduce access to healthcare for consumers,…