Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) need quality affordable health care. One in six Asian Americans and one in four Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are uninsured. Even with coverage, AAs and NHPIs experience disparities in health outcomes and quality of care.
On August 19th, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, Asian American Justice Center and the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum will be hosting a national Call-in Day to support health care reform.
- Call 1-877-264-4226. (Special thanks to our friends at Health Care for American NOW! for extending the use of their line.)
- Ask the operator to connect you to your Senator or Representative and give the operator your zip code. Once the operator connects you to your Rep/Senator's office, a staffer in the office will answer the call.
"My name is ___________ and I want affordable health care.
Please support the public plan that keeps costs down and makes health coverage affordable for everyone. All children and pregnant women should be covered.
I also want everyone to be treated fairly. I think it's unfair for tax-paying, legal immigrants to have to wait five years before they can get the help they need. Please remove the five year bar on Medicaid."
[Insert your own story!]
Spread the word!
Please let your friends and networks know about the August 19th AA and NHPI Call-in Day. We need your voices! For more info, please contact Priscilla Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org, Deeana Jang at email@example.com, or Alice Dong at firstname.lastname@example.org.