WH Blog: Federal health insurance program open for tribes
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Recently, I had the privilege to speak about how the Affordable Care Act is having a positive impact in Indian Country as I joined other Administration officials in addressing the Executive Council Winter Session of the National Congress on American Indians in Washington, D.C.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Indian tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations can now choose to purchase health insurance coverage for their employees through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.
The FEHB program is ready to go now, and will bring its first tribal employees into coverage on May 1
Already, several Indian tribes have taken advantage of this option. Once enrolled, their tribal employees will have the same choices and yearly options to change plans as Federal employees."
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Tribal Health and the Affordable Care Act
(The White House Blog 3/19)
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