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Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The fight ahead for the future of Indian health care (03/27)
President Donald J. Trump’s legislative agenda has crashed.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (03/23)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country (03/21)
The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (03/13)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (03/08)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership rolesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmakers make history with leadership roles (01/09)
Native Americans are in key leadership positions in at least seven states.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (01/04)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in MontanaFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: More tribal citizens sign up for Medicaid in Montana (12/09)
The Medicaid expansion effort in Montana started in January 2016 and to date has gained 61,233 new clients, of which 14 percent or 8,299 are Indians.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at risk with Donald Trump's administration (11/30)
President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system.
Lakota Country Times: South Dakota continues Medicaid debateFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: South Dakota continues Medicaid debate (03/29)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) seems to have heavily weighed the merits of Medicaid expansion prior to announcing that he would not pursue it during this legislative session.
IHS facility on Rosebud Sioux Reservation loses key certificationFiled Under: Health | National
IHS facility on Rosebud Sioux Reservation loses key certification (03/03)
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service found numerous violations at the Rosebud Hospital in South Dakota.
Governor vetoes transgender bill opposed by Indian lawmakersFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Governor vetoes transgender bill opposed by Indian lawmakers (03/02)
The controversial bill would have barred transgendered public school students in South Dakota from using the bathroom or locker room of their choice.
Brandon Ecoffey: Treaties guaranteed health care for our peopleFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Brandon Ecoffey: Treaties guaranteed health care for our people (02/11)
The Medicaid expansion debate in South Dakota is incredibly intriguing when looked at from the perspective of tribal nations.
Lakota Country Times: Indian health at center of Medicaid debateFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Indian health at center of Medicaid debate (02/09)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to expand Medicaid in South Dakota but the hold up is determining who will pay for the medical costs of Lakota people.
Native Sun News: Indian lawmakers achieve goals in MontanaFiled Under: Business | Education | Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Indian lawmakers achieve goals in Montana (08/03)
During the bi-annual session of the Montana Legislature, seven laws benefiting Montana Tribes and tribal members, sponsored by nine Native American legislators, were actively supported by Governor Steve Bullock.
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian healthFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska makes a big decision for Indian health (07/21)
Alaska’s new governor announced the expansion of Medicaid and this will significantly boost money for the Alaska Native medical system.
Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country (06/29)
The Supreme Court once again affirmed the legality of the Affordable Care Act.
Mark Trahant: Missed opportunities for Medicaid in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Missed opportunities for Medicaid in Indian Country (06/15)
A new White House report details the economic impact of Medicaid expansion and is sharply critical of the 22 states that have not done so.
Mark Trahant: Millions of Native Americans wait on health careFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Millions of Native Americans wait on health care (04/15)
The best case for Medicaid expansion in Alaska is being delivered by Valerie Davidson.
Opinion: Partisan bickering threatens tribal progress in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Partisan bickering threatens tribal progress in Montana (04/09)
As we enter the closing weeks of this legislative session, legislators will have a choice in how Native Americans in Montana reflect on the work of their lawmakers. Will they see this session as one of missed opportunities and partisan obstruction?
Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical junctureFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Fight for Indian health funding at critical juncture (04/08)
One of Indian Country’s most important debates about increasing funding for the Indian health system is occurring far from Congress in state legislatures across the country.
Native Sun News: Indian lawmaker Kevin Killer makes big plansFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Indian lawmaker Kevin Killer makes big plans (10/27)
One would be hard pressed to find a lawmaker with the ability to walk on to any playground on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and get a game hoops one day, then turn around the next, and display the political aptitude needed to introduce an idea worthy of being imitated nationally.
Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating upFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating up (10/15)
It may seem that the Senate race in the state is the only game in town, but that may be changing as the South Dakota gubernatorial race heats up.
Mark Trahant: Behind the scenes of Obamacare in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Behind the scenes of Obamacare in Indian Country (08/19)
Much of the execution of the law, the nuts and bolts of how it works, is behind the scenes. Especially in Indian Country.
Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in MedicaidFiled Under: Health
Another state failed to consult tribe about changes in Medicaid (08/06)
Officials claim they were told they didn't have to consult the Pokagon Band.
WyoFile: Tribes depend on Medicaid funding for health servicesFiled Under: Health
WyoFile: Tribes depend on Medicaid funding for health services (07/29)
Gregory Nickerson reports on efforts by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe to increase Medicaid enrollment.
Mark Trahant: State demonstrates contempt for Alaska NativesFiled Under: Health | Law | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: State demonstrates contempt for Alaska Natives (11/19)
There are only so many ways to demonstrate contempt for Alaska Natives. Yet the state seemed to find many ways.
WyoFile: Tribes try to expand Medicaid coverage  on reservation Filed Under: Health
WyoFile: Tribes try to expand Medicaid coverage on reservation (09/05)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are looking for ways to expand health coverage on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
NPR: Medicaid expansion aids tribal members in New MexicoFiled Under: Health | National
NPR: Medicaid expansion aids tribal members in New Mexico (04/30)
Tristan Ahtone reports on how the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will benefit Native Americans in New Mexico: TRISTAN AHTONE, BYLINE: New Mexico has one of the...
Nathan Lefthand: Make the Navajo Nation into the 51st stateFiled Under: Opinion
Nathan Lefthand: Make the Navajo Nation into the 51st state (02/13)
"This is probably not a new idea; most ideas are not. So let’s say it’s an idea that’s time has come about again. The idea is to make the Navajo...
Mark Trahant: Medicaid  will help Indian health system growFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Medicaid will help Indian health system grow (01/29)
"The Indian Health Service faces, what IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux calls, a “new reality” requiring a business model to match this era. For example the 2012 budget was $4.3 billion....
KNAU: Navajo Nation aims to become  the 51st Medicaid stateFiled Under: Health
KNAU: Navajo Nation aims to become the 51st Medicaid state (01/18)
"The Navajo Nation wants to become the 51st Medicaid state. The Affordable Care Act has allowed them to study the idea. The Navajo Nation stretches across three states -- Arizona,...
Native Sun News: South Dakota to exclude poor from Medicaid Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: South Dakota to exclude poor from Medicaid (12/19)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. South Dakota’s Republican governor, Dennis Daugaard, has followed the...
Column: New Mexico tribes worried about state's Medicaid plan Filed Under: Health
Column: New Mexico tribes worried about state's Medicaid plan (09/05)
"Some of New Mexico’s Indian tribes have been among the most vehement critics of a state proposal to overhaul Medicaid, the $3.9 billion program that finances health care for low-income...
Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country Filed Under: Politics
Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country (08/21)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wants to cut funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, House...
Kansas failed to consult tribes about Medicaid waiver request Filed Under: Health
Kansas failed to consult tribes about Medicaid waiver request (08/08)
The state of Kansas resubmitted its Medicaid waiver after failing to consult with tribes about proposed changes. The application was originally submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
New Mexico tribes upset with consultation process for MedicaidFiled Under: Health | National
New Mexico tribes upset with consultation process for Medicaid (06/26)
Tribes in New Mexico said state officials haven't done enough to consult them about proposed changes in the Medicaid program. The state's Human Services Department is seeking a waiver from...
Navajo woman back home  to serve as  tribe's top physicianFiled Under: Health | National
Navajo woman back home to serve as tribe's top physician (03/14)
Dr. Gayle Diné Chacon has returned home to the reservation to serve as Surgeon General of the Navajo Nation. Diné Chacon grew up in Chinle, Arizona. She is the...
Mark Trahant: GOP proposal for    Medicaid   affects Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: GOP proposal for Medicaid affects Indian Country (04/04)
The national budget debate is multi-directional. Most of the story, so far, has centered on this year’s federal spending, basically how to strip dollars from a fiscal year that’s roughly...
Mark Trahant:  The Indian Health Service  and state budget shortageFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: The Indian Health Service and state budget shortage (02/07)
"Last week Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote a letter to governors that said her agency will help “identify cost drivers in the Medicaid program and...
Mark Trahant: The sky doesn't have to fall on   Indian health budgetFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: The sky doesn't have to fall on Indian health budget (01/24)
Journalists like me have played the role of Chicken Little for many years. We have written dozens of stories about the consequences of an election, predicting what will happen after...

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