In the United States, health disparities and inequities
disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities. The Health Equity and
Accountability Act focuses on eliminating these disparities through holistic
policy options. This year’s reintroduction of HEAA is particularly important as
we defend health care gains while simultaneously working to address the vast
gaps that remain.
Contact your members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor
the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 to better support a
sustainable, cost-effective health care system without barriers that prohibit
communities of color and other individuals from obtaining quality care and
achieving equitable health outcomes.
Please personalize the message below to highlight why Congress must pass a strong Farm Bill that improves and protects public health.
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent and American Public Health Association advocate, I write to urge you to co-sponsor the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018, which was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Mazie Hirono. This legislation builds upon the successes of the Affordable Care Act by providing the necessary tools to address and eliminate existing barriers to affordable health insurance coverage, promote investments in innovative health delivery methods and technologies and advance research and data collection about the health needs and outcomes of diverse communities.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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