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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe backs IHCIA reauthorization


The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan says the Indian Health Care Improvement Act will improve health care services for Native Americans.

Joe Sowmick, the chairman of the tribe's health board, said S.1200 helps tribes provided services to all Native Americans, regardless where they live. He said the bill encourages more Native people to enter the health care profession.

The tribe operates the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center with 30 percent of funds from the Indian Health Service. The rest comes from the tribe.

The Senate passed S.1200 on February 26 by an 83-10 vote. The House is still working on its version of the bill.

Get the Story:
Tribe supports Senate's health care plan (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 3/24)

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments:
S.1200 | H.R.1328

White House Document:
Statement of Administration Policy (January 22, 2008)

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