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星期五, 1月 15, 2016

AAPI鼓勵亞裔在1/31前登記加入醫療保險市場

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Community Groups Urge AAPIs to Enroll in Health Insurance by January 31

白宮亞裔美人及太平洋島民計畫(AAPI’s)和健康正義行動(Action for Health Justice)合作,將推出第三屆AAPI可負擔醫療保險法行動週,以鼓勵AAPI2016131日前,登記加入醫療保險市場(Health Insurance Marketplace)。
有意登記的個人,可訪問網站HealthCare.gov或打電話到24 小時服務,可說250種語言的客戶援助熱線1-800-318-2596,也可到LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov尋求當地的面對面個別協助。
20155月由奧巴馬總統指派為白宮AAPI計畫共同主席的美國衛生總監(U.S. Surgeon GeneralVivek H. Murthy表示,自從2013年首度公開登記以來,將近1800萬名美國人,包括許多亞裔美人及太平洋島民,獲得了可拯救生命的有品質,可負擔醫療保險。但是他們的工作還沒做完,仍然有大靴20萬名AAPI人沒有醫療保險可帶來的安全感。
Vivek H. Murthy將於119日美國東部時間的下午3點至3點半,接受叩應電話,特別嘉賓George Takeic和“憤怒亞裔“的Phil Yu將於120日美國東部時間的下午3點至4點,在推特 #AAPIhealth上與民眾互動。

WASHINGTON, DC – Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), in collaboration with the Action for Health Justice, will launch the third annual AAPI Affordable Care Act Week of Action, a public awareness drive to encourage AAPIs to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace by January 31, 2016. To enroll, individuals can visit HealthCare.govor call 1-800-318-2596 for 24-hour customer assistance in nearly 250 languages. Individuals can also find local in-person assistance atLocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.

“Since the first open enrollment period in 2013, nearly 18 million Americans, including many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, have gotten life-saving, quality and affordable health coverage,” says U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy. “But our work is not done. There are still more than 200,000 AAPI community members who don't have the safety, security and peace of mind that comes with having health coverage. We must close that gap because health equity is a civil rights issue, and it's an AAPI community value." In May 2015, Dr. Murthy was appointed by President Obama to serve as Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on AAPIs.

Week of Action activities consist of a stakeholder call with Dr. Murthy on Tuesday, January 19 from 3-3:30pm ET and an #AAPIhealthTwitterstorm with special guests George Takei and Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu on Wednesday, January 20 from 3-4 pm ET.

In addition, profiles of the in-person assisters—trained community members who help individuals through the enrollment process—and stories about enrollment experiences will be featured throughout the week.

One in three AAPIs is limited English proficient, and one in four AAPIs has not seen a doctor in the past year. “Affordable healthcare has been a crucial need within our diverse AAPI populations,” says Doua Thor, Executive Director of the Initiative. “Trained experts, known as in-person assisters, speak more than 50 languages and are helping people in AAPI communities throughout the nation enroll in health insurance. We also have many translated materials to help guide the process.”

For updates on the Week of Action activities and Affordable Care Act resources, visit here.