Trump Presidency Risks Health of Asian American and Islanders - Diverse Health

Higher Education News and Jobs

Trump Presidency Risks Health of Asian American and Islanders


by Kathy Ko Chin, Ben D’Avanzo

While the details of President-elect Donald Trump’s policy plans have been vague, he campaigned that “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be one of his top priorities. This campaign pledge echoed legislative proposals introduced by Congressional Republicans since the bill’s passage, and who now have majority control over both the House of Representatives and Senate. Repealing the ACA would have a disastrous impact on the millions of Americans who have benefited from its expansion of access to health care, especially for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders who benefited the most from the law and have much at risk in the incoming Trump presidency.

Read More


Print Friendly

Related Articles

Why Trumpcare is Mean, Mean, Mean The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled, and working middle class Am...
A Doctor’s First Day I arrived at the hospital, white coat and stethoscope in hand. It was my first day as a doctor, and I was filled with a nervous mix of optimism and excitement. I walked up to the medicine team room, entered the code on the door and introduced myse...
Too Much Secrecy We are hurtling toward one of the most significant pieces of legislation in recent congressional history, with real-life consequences for every single American. Now if only we knew something about it. Such is the reality of the Obamacare repeal...
Eradicating Polio As former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we often view matters of public health through the lenses of our separate experiences and histories leading the world’s premier health agency.  And because these matters are almo...