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Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate committee holds confirmation hearing for HHS nominee (05/09)
A Senate committee held a confirmation hearing for Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as the new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Q&A: Why the Affordable Care Act matters to Native Americans (05/09)
Attorneys Mike McBride III and Cori H. Loomis explain why the Affordable Care Act is important in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns (04/11)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving the Obama administration.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Native Republican in race for Arizona governor (04/08)
John Molina, a Native American who grew up in the tiny village of Guadalupe, has thrown his hat in to the Arizona gubernatorial race.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Affordable Care Act ought to be more transparent (03/26)
We are near another major deadline — March 31 — and some six months into the Affordable Care Act’s implementation and there is not one official scrap of information reporting how well Indian Country is being served.

Filed Under: Health | National
White House Blog: Tribes urge membership to #GetCoveredNow (03/25)
With a March 31 deadline approaching, tribes are taking part in a nationwide campaign to get as many American Indians and Alaska Natives enrolled under the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | National
Raina Thiele: Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act signups (03/21)
Raina Thiele (Pedro Bay Native Village) of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs encourages Indian Country to signup for coverage under the Affordable Care Act by March 31.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Lillian Sparks Robinson: ACA brings benefits to Indian Country (03/13)
Lillian Sparks Robison, the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, explains how the Affordable Care Act benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Filed Under: Health | National
Affordable Care Act seen as boost for Indian health care system (02/26)
The Affordable Care Act is expected to bring benefits to the Indian health care system in southern California.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Tribal employees contribute to health system (02/12)
So here is something cool: Google three words -- tribes largest employers -- and dozens of entities pop right up.

Filed Under: Health
Amy Eden: Affordable Care Act and impact in Indian Country (02/10)
Amy Eden of the Muscogee Nation Department of Health explains how the Affordable Care Act affects American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: 'Replacement' for Obamacare eliminates IHCIA (02/05)
On a tribal bulletin board this week these chilling words were posted: 'Due to budget issues, Contract Health Service will be on Priority One until further notice.'

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Looking for a year of action in Indian Country (01/31)
The thing I like about state of unions -- the national kind, the NCAI kind, and the tribal kind -- is that it’s a to do list.

Filed Under: Health | National
Cherokee Nation urges members to sign up for health care (01/28)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is encouraging its members to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Polly Olsen: Urban Indian health facility provides new hope (01/27)
Polly Olsen, the president of the Seattle Indian Health Board, explains the need for a new urban Indian health facility.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Taking cheap shots at the legislative process (01/06)
Steve Russell discusses what goes on behind the scenes when governments, including tribes, make laws.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Money for Indian health service left behind again (12/23)
From this point forward every American Indian and Alaska Native who signs up for some form of insurance, through a tribe or an employer, via Medicaid, or through these new Marketplace Exchanges, adds real money to the Indian health system.

Filed Under: Health | National
Harlan McKosato: Obamacare seen as boost to Indian health (12/12)
Harlan McKosato reports on how the the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will affect tribal members in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: is running but real work lies ahead (12/03)
The web site is working. I spent some time on it this weekend and it was easy to navigate, pages popped up when they should, and I quickly found answers.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Robyn Sunday-Allen: American Indians and Affordable Care Act (11/07)
With open enrollment now started, Oklahomans can enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace to shop for an insurance plan that fits their health needs and budget, as required by the mandate that goes into effect in 2014.

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