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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: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (07/08)
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.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
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 | 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: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

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
Cherokee Nation among seven tribes in IHS construction program (01/16)
The tribe will spend $53.1 million on a new hospital in Tahlequah.

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: 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: 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 | 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: Health | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills (03/24)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.

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: 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: Politics
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to resign and leave early (01/17)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), a former member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will retire and leave the Senate at the end of year.

Filed Under: Politics
Rep. George Miller, Democrat of California, plans to retire (01/14)
After 40 years in office, Rep. George Miller (D-California) will retire at the end of the year.

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