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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.

Filed Under: Health | National
S.E. Ruckman: Series on health care law and Indian Country (11/17)
Taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act and its impact in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (10/29)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Indian lawmaker Kevin Killer makes big plans (10/27)
One would be hard pressed to find a lawmaker with the ability to walk on to any playground on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and get a game hoops one day, then turn around the next, and display the political aptitude needed to introduce an idea worthy of being imitated nationally.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating up (10/15)
It may seem that the Senate race in the state is the only game in town, but that may be changing as the South Dakota gubernatorial race heats up.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health system is on the ballot this election (10/06)
Even in Indian Country. If you look at funding prospects for the Indian health systems, then the Affordable Care Act is the only route that leads to more funding.

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.

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