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Written Statement for the Record for the Hearing Entitled “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access”

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the March 6, 2019 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee titled “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access.” APIAHF endorses the three pieces of legislation being reviewed…

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Comment Letter on Census Data Products

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomes this opportunity to provide comments on data products and tables developed by the Census Bureau using 2020 Census data. APIAHF is the nation’s leading health policy group working to advance the health and well-being of over 20 million Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and…

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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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REACH Letter to Congress Appropriations

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Dear Senator Blunt, Senator Murray, Representative Cole and Representative DeLauro: As you work to complete a final appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we write you to urge that you maximize funding for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. In June, we joined 147 other…

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Letter to HHS Secretary Azar on GAO Open Enrollment

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Letter from 8 organizations — Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Get America Covered, National Health Law Program, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Young Invincibles — to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Dear Secretary Azar: We are writing to you as organizations concerned with ensuring a successful HealthCare.gov open enrollment period…

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APIAHF Comment Letter on Health Care Innovation Caucus

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on Health Care Innovation Caucus Request for Information (RFI). As an organization that values and strives for high-quality affordable care for all, APIAHF welcomes the creation of this bi-partisan caucus and its drive to examine policy solutions that improve health care…

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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…