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HEAA Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has  shown  how important it is for all people—no matter where they were born or where they live in our country—to have easy access to affordable health care.  The pandemic has also exposed long-standing health disparities, with reports showing that low-income people of color are disproportionately impacted. 

One meaningful way for us to address these health disparities is to support the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA).

WHAT IS HEAA?

HEAA is a blueprint of smart, bold policy solutions that eliminate barriers to coverage, expand access to affordable care and strengthen the health care system for all, especially for communities affected by health disparities.
 

HEAA is the only legislation that addresses the intersection of health disparities with immigration status, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and socio-economic status.

WHAT DOES HEAA DO?

HEAA ensures that the workforce in the health care sector represents America.
 

HEAA addresses gaps in treatment for deadly diseases and mental health issues for people of color.
 

HEAA strengthens civil rights and health care protections and ensures that the government is accountable for addressing health disparities.

CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS

You can help us push for a stronger, healthier America, even during the current COVID-19 crisis. Contact your member of Congress and urge them to cosponsor HEAA. 

OUR VISION

Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the highest level of health possible. That belief drives our work to ensure that our country's health care system works for all.

OUR STORIES

Read our community's stories that show the importance of health equity.

Color of Crohn's & Chronic Illness is a 501(c)(3) Registered Organization

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