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Opinion
Robert Moore: Tribes worked hard for IHCIA


"Indian country always has been, and always will be, united in working to ensure Native Americans are provided the health care services they were promised by the U.S. government.

Recently, an inaccurate analysis appeared in Indian Country Today on the stalled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. I can personally attest that the National Congress of American Indians, along with the IHCIA National Steering Committee, the National Indian Health Board, the National Council of Urban Indian Health and tribal leaders from across Indian country have all made, for the last several years, getting this legislation passed their number one priority. Their united effort has been unprecedented.

Now, more than ever before, this is a time for us to come together. Tribal leaders look to our national organizations to lead the way and be our Washington, D.C., staff and our voice on Capitol Hill and we will confidently continue to do so.

As a councilman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, I have witnessed over and over the health disparities Native people face on a daily basis. Unlike the ICT analysis, I can tell the real story of the united fight for reauthorization of the IHCIA."

Get the Story:
Robert Moore: United for better health care (Indian Country Today 10/31)

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