Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.
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.
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.
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.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.
Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.
The #NoDAPL movement, preventing suicide and promoting educational opportunities are among the top priorities of the new generation in Indian Country.
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, but said there would be a replacement insurance program of some kind.
Unfortunately, many critically needed sections of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act have yet to be realized.
Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.
The former governor of Texas was not known for any major Indian policy achievements during his eight years in office.
'Our country has accomplished so much in the past eight years, and our tribal nations have been central to that progress.'
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.
Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture.
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) is making good on her promise to seek reforms at the troubled agency.
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.
Since the emergency room on the hospital shut down in December, six people have died while seeking urgent care at facilities far from the reservation.
The Federal Government’s definition of an 'Indian' is, in some instances, independent of an individual Indian’s tribal membership status.
American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act.
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading the way for dental health aide therapists after a successful effort in Alaska.
Chairman Brian Cladoosby said the tribe was taking action in order to improve oral health care among Native Americans.
Republicans who serve in the House or the Senate should be asked a simple question: How would you fund the Indian health system?
The Senate repeal bill will make health care an election issue. Again.
The Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home being built just south of Whiteclay, Nebraska, is near completion.
A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.
The Affordable Care Act includes a permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act that Republicans want to eliminate.
What do you do with sixteen candidates? It’s a thorny problem for Republicans.
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.
I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.
The physician, who is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was the first woman to lead the Indian Health Service.
Let’s be clear about this plan: It would require deep spending cuts in federal Indian programs.