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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.

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.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare brings new funds to Indian Country (11/07)
There has been much controversy about the Affordable Care Act, what some call Obamacare. The politics are beyond intense.

Filed Under: Health | National
Blog: Affordable Care Act brings benefits into Indian Country (10/14)
Stateline, the blog of The Pew Charitable Trusts, explains how the Affordable Care Act affects health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: ObamaCare carries impact in Indian Country (10/14)
As America waits for members of congress to sort out their differences and thousands of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service workers continue to work without pay or are locked out of their jobs many in Indian country are asking, what is ObamaCare?

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
NMAI in Washington and in New York closed due to shutdown (10/01)
The National Museum of the American Indian has closed its facilities in Washington, D.C., and New York due to the shutdown of the federal government.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Affordable Care Act already benefits Indian Country (09/30)
Charles Headdress, a council member for the Fort Peck Tribes, and Dr. William McGregor discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate cuts off debate on spending bill after 21-hour speech (09/26)
The Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to end debate on a spending bill after a 21-hour and 19-minute speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: An embarrassing GOP campaign against health law (09/25)
The New York Times on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is trying to eliminate federal funds for the Affordable Care Act, the 2009 law that reauthorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Senate clashes with House on spending bill that affects IHCIA (09/24)
The Senate and the House are headed for a showdown on a spending bill that eliminates funds for the Affordable Care Act, the 2009 law that reauthorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans are willing to destroy IHS system (09/19)
Some Republicans, True Believers, are bent on using the budget process to rewrite the Affordable Care Act -- and that proposal would be catastrophic for the Indian health system.

Filed Under: Health | National
Tribal members exempt from insurance mandate in health law (09/17)
Members of federally recognized tribes and shareholders in Alaska Native corporations are exempt from the health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Ron Andrade: Unanswered questions about urban Indian health (09/03)
Ron Andrade, the executive director of the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission questions whether urban Indians will truly benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health
FAQ: Native Americans exempt from health insurance mandate (09/03)
American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible for care through the Indian Health Service are not required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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