The Affordable Care Act gives hard working, middle-class Asian American and Pacific Islander families the security they deserve. Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Affordable Care Act improves health insurance coverage by ensuring that your insurance is there when you need it, expands access to affordable health insurance plans through financial assistance for working families, and increases the quality of care you receive by ensuring you can get the preventive care you need.
These resources provide information about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act; how you can select and enroll in insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid; how the Affordable Care Act is being implemented; and research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Infographic: The AAPI Community and the Affordable Care Act (PDF – 1.56 MB)
Join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and community groups for a week of action to help AAPIs across the country #GetCovered through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Get involved in-person and online as we remind the AAPI community to take control of their #AAPIhealth and #GetCovered! The deadline to #GetCovered is January 31, 2016! Visit HealthCare.gov, call 1-800-318-2596 for help in 150+ languages, and find help in your community through LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.
Check out the White House blog by Dr. Murthy and Tina Tchen on the importance of health coverage for the AAPI community. The blog is also available in Chinese/中文, Korean/한국, Vietnamese/TIẾNG VIỆT, and Hindi हिंदी.
Below are events during the week:
National AAPI Stakeholder Call with Dr. Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General, and Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States.
- Tuesday, January 19, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
- U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett, will share a special message for AAPI communities regarding their active engagement and support of the Affordable Care Act. Register HERE.
#AAPIhealth TwitterStorm with George Takei and Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu
- Wednesday, January 20, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
- Join a #GetCovered conversation focused on #AAPIhealth with @GeorgeTakei, @AngryAsianMan, @WhiteHouseAAPI, @HHSGov, @APIAHF, @AAPCHOtweets, and more! Follow the TwitterStorm using #AAPIhealth.
- Thursday, January 21, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
- Join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an overview on COFA migrants’ eligibility for Marketplace coverage and available financial assistance. CMS will discuss how COFA migrants can enroll followed by a Q&A session.
- Register for the webinar HERE. A recording of the event will be emailed to registrants as a follow up so please register even if you are unable to attend on Thursday.
- In addition, last year’s webinar is available HERE.
- FAQ from CMS HERE.
- Summary of Key Points on what it means to be a COFA migrant and how to access healthcare under the Affordable Care Act HERE.
- Throughout the week, follow along on Twitter and Facebook (#AAPIhealth) and check out enrollment stories and spotlights on in-person assisters like Heejin Ko:
Learn more about how ACA has helped AAPIs get the healthcare they need in the new videos below.
WHIAAPI Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Christine Harley, discusses the ways ACA has helped AAPIs get healthcare tailored to their AAPI health needs. Read translated text for the video, courtesy of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA):