Full witness lists for Senate hearings on Indian health
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee hold two oversight hearings on Thursday to discuss Indian health issues.

The first hearing focus on dental health in Indian Country. The witness list follows:
DR. RONALD L. TANKERSLEY
D.D.5., President, American Dental Association

MS. EVANGELYN "ANGEL" DOTOMAIN
MBA, President/CEO of Alaska Native Health Board

DR. PATRICIA TARREN
BDSMPHIL, Staff Pediatric Dentist, Department of Dentistry at Hennepin County Medical Center

The second hearing focuses on contract health services, which the Indian Health Service uses to pay for care provided outside of the IHS system. The money typically runs out within a few months of every fiscal year. The witness list follows:
DR. YVETTE ROUBIDEAUX
Director of Indian Health Service

MS CONNIE WHIDDEN
Health Director, Seminole Tribe of Florida

MR MICKEY PEERCY
Executive Director of Health Services, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The hearings take place immediately following a business meeting at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Committee Notices:
BUSINESS MEETING on pending committee issues (December 3, 2009)
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Expanding Dental Health Care in Indian Country (December 3, 2009)
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Promises Made, Promises Broken: The Impact of Chronic Underfunding of Contract Health Services (December 3, 2009)

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