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APIAHF Comments: CMS-9895-P: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2025; Updating Section 1332 Waiver Public Notice Procedures; Medicaid; Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program; and Basic Health Program  

Testimony and Comments

31 CFR Part 33 and 45 CFR Part 155: Section 1332 Waivers We support the proposed changes to Section 1332 waiver processes allowing states the opportunity to hold post-award forums and public hearings virtually and through digital platforms.   42 CFR Parts 435 and 600: Medicaid Eligibility for the States, District of Columbia, the Northern…

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APIAHF Comment on HHS Proposed Rule on Discrimination Based on Disability Updated 11-8-2023

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) strongly supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights’ proposed rule to update the prohibitions against discrimination based on disability in all programs and activities conducted by the federal government, or federally funded, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The proposed updates will improve access and quality of care and services, and advance racial equity, for the approximately 1.4 million Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities.

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2023 Comment Letter to HHS and CMS in Support of Plan to Expand Health Coverage to DACA Recipients

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and its national, state, and local partners strongly support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule to end the exclusion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from eligibility to purchase plans and obtain subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces…

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APIAHF Medicaid CHIP Enrollment Comment Letter

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the undersigned national, state and local organizations commended CMS for proposing changes that aim to streamline the application, eligibility determination, enrollment, and renewal processes for Medicaid, CHIP, and the Basic Health Program. These proposed changes will create more uniform and streamlined processes that will help…

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Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Comment Letter

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the undersigned national, state, and local organizations commend HHS-OCR for restoring and clarifying critical healthcare protections in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557). While we continue to urge congress to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all, we are encouraged to see that the…

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Equitable Data RFI Comment Letter

Testimony and Comments

APIAHF submitted comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) Request for Information on Equitable Data Engagement and Accountability. APIAHF commented on the need for short and long-term investments in data infrastructure and dedicated resources for workforce training to facilitate data sharing between different levels of government. In response…

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Regulatory Comments: Medicare Advantage CMS-4203-NC

Testimony and Comments

APIAHF submitted regulatory comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on the Medicare Advantage (MA) Program. Medicare Advantage is vital to addressing health disparities and expanding access to quality medical coverage and social benefits to AA and NH/PI seniors, who represent nearly 5 percent of all MA enrollees.…