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Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Tribes caught off-guard with mandate from Affordable Care Act (07/31)
The Crow Tribe is facing a $1.5 million fine unless it provides health coverage to all of its governmental employees.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Press the Republican candidates on Indian issues (07/27)
What do you do with sixteen candidates? It’s a thorny problem for Republicans.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (07/15)
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe loses Affordable Care Act mandate case (07/09)
Congress did not exempt tribes from the large employer mandate requiring them to provide insurance to employees, a judge determined.

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Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service (06/30)
I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country (06/29)
The Supreme Court once again affirmed the legality of the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Yvette Roubideaux to leave Obama administration after six years (06/02)
The physician, who is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was the first woman to lead the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Budget plan means deep cuts for Indian programs (05/01)
Let’s be clear about this plan: It would require deep spending cuts in federal Indian programs.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Millions of Native Americans wait on health care (04/15)
The best case for Medicaid expansion in Alaska is being delivered by Valerie Davidson.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical juncture (04/08)
One of Indian Country’s most important debates about increasing funding for the Indian health system is occurring far from Congress in state legislatures across the country.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules (02/13)
The tribe faces $1.5 million tax penalties if it does not provide insurance to employees.

Filed Under: Health | Health | Opinion | Opinion | Politics | Politics
Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House Republicans vote to repeal Affordable Care Act yet again (02/04)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted in favor of repeal.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services (01/28)
Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and/or substance use disorders is critical for everyone.

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Steve Russell: Claiming the Indian tax exemption for health care (01/20)
The claim that Indians do not generally have to pay federal taxes is a load of hooey, but few of us have not heard it.

Filed Under: Health | National
S.E. Ruckman: Series on Affordable Care Act and Indian Country (01/05)
An ordinary glance might see Chinle, Arizona as sparse and unyielding. But it is the site of a bona fide bonanza.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe files lawsuit over Affordable Care Act rules (12/10)
The tribe says working-class Native Americans who obtained coverage through healthcare.gov will be penalized.

Filed Under: Health | National
MTPR: Native Americans urged to sign up for healthcare plans (11/18)
Native Americans who are eligible for the Indian Health Service are being encouraged to sign up for additional coverage at HealthCare.Gov.

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