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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Counting up presidential visits to Indian Country (06/16)
At least seven, more likely eight, presidents have visited Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy (05/08)
Because of Billy Frank, Jr., the salmon survive today and have returned to streams where they were once extinct.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Budget predictions at the Indian Health Service (04/23)
What does the Indian health system look like a year from now? What about in a decade?

Filed Under: National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Dueling budget proposals impact Indian programs (04/09)
All you need to know about the November election is found in dueling documents: Paul Ryan’s budget and the House Democratic alternative.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives wait far too long to get a fair shake (04/02)
The Katie John case is at an end. Or perhaps another beginning.

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: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Republican Senate means Indian budget cuts (03/18)
Is it a foregone conclusion that the Senate will go Republican in November?

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Improving oral health through tribal sovereignty (03/11)
The challenge in health care can be boiled down to two ideas: Improve the quality and cut the costs.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan wrong about Indian health care funding (03/04)
Paul Ryan is wrong. Way wrong.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Good news for Indian Country in Obama's budget (02/26)
President Obama’s next budget, due to be released soon, will be good news for Indian Country.

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 | 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: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Making 2014 a big year for the Native voter (01/22)
Could this be the year of the Native voter?

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: No victory for anyone in federal budget bill (01/15)
This is the Budget of Meh. It better reflects a broken governance structure than it does true spending priorities.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country (01/08)
So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career (12/31)
The story of Forrest Joseph Gerard is one that ought to be required in any Indian Country canon.

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: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress on self-destructive course for budget (12/10)
If all goes well, Senate budget chairman Patty Murray will make a deal with the House budget chairman Paul Ryan that outlines federal spending for the rest of fiscal year 2014 and 2015.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Healthcare.gov is running but real work lies ahead (12/03)
The healthcare.gov 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.

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