Priscilla Huang is a Senior Attorney at the National Health Law Program based in Los Angeles. She focuses on reproductive health and justice issues in Medicaid, and has a background in health equity and immigrant health care access.
Blog Post List
November 23, 2018
Continuing its never-ending assault on immigrants, the Trump administration last month unveiled its latest weapon in its arsenal of misguided policies. The policy proposal, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks to alter an antiquated term used in immigration law known as “public charge.” Public charge determinations are made to assess whether someone applying for lawful permanent residency (also known as a green card) is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence. Trump’s changes include a radical redefinition of public charge, and the addition...
January 28, 2014
Before becoming a mother, having quality health care didn't mean as much to me as it does now. But since having my son almost two years ago, I'm more driven than ever to make sure that everyone, especially women and children, has access to affordable health care. As policy director of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum , I'm very lucky to work with a great team of people who are striving for the same goal. To say that we were overjoyed when the Affordable Care Act was finally passed and upheld by the Supreme Court, would be an understatement. At APIAHF, we focus much of...
August 27, 2013
"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I first came across this powerful quote during my college years. Today, as policy director of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) , I think this quote is just one of many reasons I was drawn to working at APIAHF, an organization that supports health justice and works to stamp out health disparities. Dr. King's words, not only his quote on health care, but also his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech, hit home for me every day. As the mother of a...
May 30, 2013
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a time to learn about and celebrate the significant contributions AAPIs have made to America. For me, it’s also a chance to highlight for our political leaders the many struggles AAPIs still face. Growing up the child of immigrant parents, I often served as a translator and cultural navigator for my mother. Although my mother is considered fluent in English, she did not always understand less commonly used terms and often needed help filling out forms, shopping for groceries and drafting written correspondence with teachers and...
May 8, 2013
May 12 is the day to celebrate not only our mothers and motherhood, but also the many wonderful women who have touched our lives in one way or another. For me, this day is even more special this year because it marks my first Mother's Day. I'm a proud mother to a young son. He is my heart and soul, and even at a few months in age, he has helped to shape me into the woman I am today. For him, I want to make the world a better, safer and healthier place—a place where there is fairness and equality for all. As the daughter of immigrants—one a physician and the other a dentist—I know the...