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Tribes look forward to Daschle's role in health care

Tribes are excited by the expected selection of former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

When he was in the Senate, Daschle worked to increase funding for the Indian Health Service. Tribal advocates say he will be in position to put more resources into the agency.

"Under the Bush administration, we have desperately tried to get changes that would improve the health and well-being of native people ... with no success," Charon Asetoyer, the director of the Native American Women's Health Resource Center on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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Tribes hope Daschle boosts Indian health care (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 11/21)

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