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Health Care Reform and Implications for Filipino American Health

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					     Health Care Reform and
Implications for Filipino American
              Health

Increased Access to Care, Improved Preventive
  Care and Measures to Improve Quality and
             Address Disparities

               Amina Farhadi, JD
           Reproductive Justice Fellow
                 July 8, 2011
Health Care Reform

• Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010

• PPACA will improve the health of communities of color by
  making several reforms to the nation’s health care
  system:

• Increased Access to Health Care

• Increased Coverage of Preventive Health Services

• Improve Quality of Care and Address Health and Health Care
  Disparities
Increased Access to Health
Care
• PPACA expands both public and private
  insurance


• Currently (As of Sept. 2010)
• Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (High Risk
  Pools)

• Consumer Protections

• Community Health Centers
Increased Access to Health
Care


• Starting 2014
• Medicaid Expansion

• Health Insurance Exchanges – an online
  market place for purchasing insurance
Improved Access to Preventive Care
• PPACA makes significant investments in preventive care and public
  health initiatives, including the creation of the Prevention and Public
  Health Fund, which received $500 million in fiscal year 2010. This
  money will go to programs such as the Community Transformation
  Grant Program, which provides grants to state and local agencies,
  and community based organizations (CBOs) that engage in
  evidence-based activities to promote chronic disease prevention.

• Private Insurance

• Medicaid

• Community Health Centers
Improving Quality and Addressing
Disparities
• PPACA contains numerous provisions aimed at lessening racial,
  ethnic, socioeconomic, age, gender and geographical disparities in
  health and health care.



• National Quality Strategy and Priorities
   – Promoting Patient Centered Care
   – Promoting Effective Communication and Coordination of Care



• National Stakeholder Strategy on Achieving Health Equity
Resources
• For more information on the effect of the PPACA on Asian American, Native
  Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, please visit our health care
  reform resource center at http://www.apiahf.org/policy-and-advocacy/health-
  care-reform-resource-center.

• For more information on the National Quality Strategy, see
  http://www.healthcare.gov/center/reports/quality03212011a.html.

• For more information on the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving
  Health Equity, see
  http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/templates/content.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=33
  &ID=286.

				
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