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North Dakota tribes support health care reform


The United Tribes of North Dakota passed a resolution to support President Barack Obama and his efforts to reform the health care system in the U.S.

The resolution cites health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. It calls on members of Congress to take action to address health care in Indian Country.

"The President's proposals will greatly assist Native Americans who do not have access to the Indian Health Service or in situations where the IHS cannot provide adequate health care services because of lack of funds, and any health care reform legislation should ensure a continuum of care for Native Americans between the IHS, any public component of the reform legislation, and private health insurance," the resolution states.

United Tribes of North Dakota represents the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Get the Story:
N.D. tribes call for health care reform (The Grand Forks Herald 9/16)
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