Health Equity and Accountability Act

On April 28, Congressman Jesús  "Chuy" García (IL-04) and the Congressional Tri-Caucus – composed of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), introduced H.R. 6637, Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020 (HEAA), a landmark bill which aims to close health disparities in the United States. HEAA serves as a blueprint of bold policy solutions to eliminate barriers to coverage, expand access to affordable care, and strengthen health care for all for communities affected by health disparities

HEAA is a unique and comprehensive 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.

Read the bill text here.

Help us push for a stronger and healthier America, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact your representative today (by phone or email) and ask them to cosponsor HEAA.  
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As a member physician of the National Hispanic Medical Association and a resident in your district, I am asking you to cosponsor H.R. 6637, the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020 (HEAA). The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the health disparities that have affected minorities for a long time.

One way to help the vulnerable population is to cosponsor HEAA because it will:

  • Improve data collection and reporting on health disparities;
  • Strengthen culturally and linguistically appropriate care;
  • Improve health outcomes for women, children, and families;
  • Improve health care access and quality;
  • Address gaps in treatment for deadly diseases and mental health issues for minorities.

I ask you to cosponsor HEAA today. It will help advance health equity for communities across the United States.