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Filed Under: Health | National
IHS and IRS simplify tax exemption issue for Indian descendants (09/24)
Patients who are eligible for care through the IHS, urban Indian organizations and tribal providers will be able to be claim an exemption through the tax filing process.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ten reasons why every Native person should vote (09/15)
There are reasons to vote. Examples big and small that show how we can make a difference

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Affordable Care Act is worthy of debate in election (09/11)
Newsflash: Republicans hate the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Lauren Jones: Affordable Care Act benefits Native Americans too (08/29)
Lauren Jones of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma explains how the Affordable Care Act helps Native Americans secure additional health coverage.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Behind the scenes of Obamacare in Indian Country (08/19)
Much of the execution of the law, the nuts and bolts of how it works, is behind the scenes. Especially in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

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.

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