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Indian health care act subject of Senate hearing

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing today on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

The lengthy bill covers a wide range of health programs. Indian advocates say reauthorization is a top priority.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. It will be broadcast on the Internet via the committee web site at http://indian.senate.gov.

Get the Bill:
Indian Health Care Improvement Act Reauthorization of 2003 (S.556)

Relevant Links:
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov
Department of Health and Human Services - http://www.hhs.gov

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