The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for services provided to tribal veterans.
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight President Donald Trump.
There is no better way for any legislature — be it a tribal council, a state assembly, or a Congress — to telegraph what’s most important to a society than through tax policy.
Here we go again. The Congress is hell bent on wrecking the Affordable Care Act.
President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.
It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.
Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.
Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?
Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say how he will vote on a new Republican bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.
Employer-based insurance must go away. It’s not sustainable, Mark Trahant writes for YES! Magazine.
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.
Key Democrats in the Senate were prepared to fight for Indian health care but it turns out they didn't need to, thanks to three Republicans.
Congress has never even considered, let alone acted, to fully fund Indian health programs.
Today is humor day in the Senate. But at least the healthcare debate will go on and on without a conclusion
As the debate unfolds, the Senate is in a way making the case for why we need Native Americans in the legislative process.
Sen. John McCain had 16 minutes of floor time and he used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.
Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.
So plan B, supported by President Donald J. Trump, is a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan to figure out the what’s next?
With the Republican health care reform bill in dire straits, Democrats are hosting a forum to discuss the "devastating impacts" of the other party's proposal in Indian Country.
The Republican healthcare bill looked like it was going to pass but then Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced his own health crisis.
Lawmakers from both parties expressed anger and frustration at the Indian Health Service as they vowed to seek more resources to fulfill the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.
The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.
The Senate’s health care bill is 'mostly dead' but that’s not the same as all dead, Mark Trahant writes.
Mitch McConnell’s Republican answer to Obamacare does not repeal or replace it; it merely repeals taxes for the well-to-do, Cherokee citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.
The Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate majority’s health care bill -- the ironically titled 'Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017' -- ought to be enough to put to rest any idea that Republicans want to improve health care in this country.
Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.
The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country, according to Mark Trahant.
Medicaid is the one part of Indian health funding that’s growing.
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
How much does it cost to buy the vote of a ‘moderate’ Republican? Today the going rate is $8 billion.
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.
Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.
This Congress, one of my priorities is to improve Indian health care.
It's easy to understand how the US pays more for health care than any other industrialized nation
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
There’s a bad joke that goes like this: What’s your plan to pay for the high cost of health care?
Aging Indian Health Service facilities are under scrutiny at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures.
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.
Indian issues have always been portrayed as non-partisan but it looks like that's no longer the case, at least when it comes to health care.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.
The new administration is only a few days old and already the chaos of the times have upset business as usual.
We need the spirit of Standing Rock in the Native health care fight.
I’m still kicking despite the fact that the Indian Health Service almost killed me once, not out of an honest mistake, but because the emergency room doctor was dismissive, insulting, indifferent, and sent me home with Salmonella poisoning.
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
The IHS is forming a national workgroup after hearing positive feedback from tribes in the Lower 48.
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.