I’m passing this text along from an email sent out, trying to reach Asian Americans, Native Hawai’ians and Other Pacific Islanders:
Did you know that 20% of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs), and 17% of Asian Americans (AAs), are uninsured? Thatâ€™s higher than the national uninsurance rate of 16%.
Did you know that 30-31% of Korean-Americans are uninsured? Thatâ€™s as high as the national uninsurance rate for Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans.
Did you know that 24% of Native Hawaiians, 21% of Vietnamese and 20% of South Asians are uninsured? Thatâ€™s higher than the national uninsurance rate for African-Americans.
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 AA NHOPIs is Limited English Proficient? That’s 20 times the rate for non-Hispanic Whites.
Did you know that 1 out of every 8 AA NHOPIs lives in Poverty? That’s higher than the non-Hispanic White poverty rate.
Americaâ€™s 2.4 Million uninsured, and 14.2 Million insured AA NHOPIs, have a vested stake in the Affordable Care Act.
Wellness Matters. Informed Choice Matters.
In fact, if you were to ask Americaâ€™s 2.4 Million uninsured and AA NHOPIs â€œWhat does the Affordable Care Act Mean for You?â€ the answer would be:
– Health & Wellness
– Access to Linguistically & Culturally Appropriate Care
– Non-Discrimination: Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions
– Health Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses & Non-Profits
– Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities
In March, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Affordability Act.
AA NHOPIs have a stake in the successful implementation.
To ensure that Americaâ€™s 2.4 Million uninsured and 14.2 Million insured AA NHOPIs have the information they need to make an informed choices, two videos were produced to share “What the Affordable Care Act Means to the AA NHOPI Community” (10 minute video) and “Why AA NHOPIs Have a Stake in www.HealthCare.gov” (2 minute video)
Asian Americans Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders Have a Stake in HealthCare.gov
Did you know that health disparites costs America $1.24 Trillion? And that 20% of Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders and 17% of Asian Americans are uninsured? That’s higher than the national uninsurance rate of 16%. Watch this video featuring Yul Kwon and learn why AA NHOPIs, and all Americans, have a stake in the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act & www.HealthCare.gov. (2 minutes)
What the Affordable Care Act Means for the AA NHOPI Community
AA NHOPI Community Leaders share what the Affordable Care Act Means for the AA NHOPI Community.
The video is moderated by Yul Kwon and features voices from the American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, Asian American Business Women Association, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, APIAVote, Asian Pacific Planning & Policy Council, California Academy of Family Physicians, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Hep B Free, Japanese American Citizens League, Laotian American National Alliance, National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse, National Association of Social Workers, National Federation of Filipino American Associations, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, OCA, Pacific Islander Health Partnership, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, Thai Community Development Center, Tongan Community Service Center, UC Berkeley Health Research for Action and the UCLA School of Public Health. (10 minutes plus credits)
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