Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Implementation

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Affordable Care Act) into law. This historic bill includes significant improvements for Asian Pacific Islander (API) women and girls, such as banning insurance companies from discriminating against women by denying care based on preexisting conditions. NAPAWF advocated for the inclusion of women of color during the debate on passage of PPACA and continues to advocate on behalf of women of color and immigrant women in the ongoing struggle to ensure complete implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Access to quality, comprehensive primary and reproductive health care is an important founding platform for NAPAWF. As such, NAPAWF is a co-leader of the Women of Color United for Health Care Reform (WOCUHR) coalition, co-chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americas (NCAPA) Health Committee, and a member of numerous national coalitions seeking to ensure access to health care for immigrants and access to comprehensive reproductive health care for women.

This page will be continually updated with NAPAWF’s implementation efforts for PPACA, so feel free to visit frequently!

Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs


Asian/Pacific Islanders

State Implementation

NAPAWF Health Care Advocacy

Comment Letters written by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Sign-Ons joined by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Defending the Affordable Care Act

Passage of Health Care Reform (documents written by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and our allies)