National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Commends House of Representatives for Sustaining President’s Veto, Preserving Affordable Care Act

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEB. 2, 2016

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

 (202) 706-6768;

 

mary@ncapaonline.org

   

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Commends House of Representatives for Sustaining President’s Veto, Preserving Affordable Care Act

 

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) commends the House of Representatives for sustaining President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Reconciliation Act, which would have repealed critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

NCAPA previously applauded the President’s veto of this bill, noting that the ACA has enabled 17.6 million Americans to gain health care coverage and secured affordable access to health care for an estimated 1.9 million uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (AANHPI).

We also were proud to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Week of Action in January, which promoted awareness about health care coverage within the AANHPI communities.

“As another successful open enrollment period has just concluded, now is the time to support access to health care resources for our communities, not strip this vital coverage away,” said National Director Christopher Kang. “We applaud Democrats in the House of Representatives for sustaining the President’s veto, preserving the progress of the ACA, and maintaining access to Planned Parenthood’s essential services.”

 

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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 35 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.


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