The White House is seeking nominations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have been champions of change for their work educating AAPIs about the Affordable Care Act.
Categories include educators who have gone above and beyond in providing outreach to under served communities, those who have sought out limited English speaking and immigrant populations and those individuals and organizations who have developed best practices and communication efforts to help get the word out.
There are an estimated two million uninsured Asian Americans who could benefit from the Affordable Care Act.
Nominations are due February 26.
RE: White House seeks Asian Americans champions for change in health care: Hey,Numerous parts of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander group have needed access to quality, moderate health care. One in four Korean Americans is uninsured; about 40 percent of Asian American ladies over the age of 40 haven’t had a routine mammogram; one in four Asian Americans over the age of 18 – and one in three Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders – have not seen a specialist in the most recent year. The Affordable Care Act gives a chance to give about 2 million uninsured Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with quality, moderate health care. Furthermore, eight out of 10 uninsured Aapis may be qualified for monetary aid through Medicaid, CHIP or expense credits in the Health Insurance Marketpl.Thank you so much!!Peggy Markel….