Time Capsule: Indian health care hearing in 1984

"Two congressional panels met at the university on May 25, 1984, to hear testimony regarding the lack of adequate long-term-care facilities for elderly Indians. The Joint Select Committee on Aging and the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee were told that 500 nursing-home beds were scattered on reservations throughout the country. As the tribal elderly population increased, more and more Indians were being sent miles away to spend their final days in the confusing environs."

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Tucson Time Capsule: Aged Indians' care a concern (The Arizona Daily Star 5/25)