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Health
Montana lawmaker presses for health care funding


Montana State Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, testified at a Senate Finance Committee field hearing on Wednesday.

Windy Boy said funding for Indian health care should be a top priority for the government. "Many of the diseases that tribal people suffer from are completely preventable and/or treatable with adequate resources and funding," he said, The Great Falls Tribune reported.

He also said tribes need more flexibility to determine Medicaid services.

Get the Story:
Windy Boy says Indian health care should be among highest priorities (The Great Falls Tribune 4/5)

House Bill:
Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (H.R.1328)

Relevant Documents:
Letter to President Bush | Letter to Alberto Gonzales | DOJ White Paper

Relevant Links:
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org

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