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Filed 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.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Alaska Natives look to Obamacare to cover IHS budget shortfall (08/18)
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are testing out a program that basically provides insurance for free.

Filed 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.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Sen. Tester questions void in leadership at IHS regional offices (07/31)
Four of the 12 regions lack permanent directors, with vacancies in two regions dating to 2011.

Filed Under: Law
Four sentenced for stealing HHS funds from Oglala Sioux Tribe (07/25)
The four stole about $109,000 from a program meant to help needy people with energy bills.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes in South Dakota seek control over child welfare programs (06/27)
Applications come amid tribal complaints about too many Indian children in non-Indian homes.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate confirms Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary for HHS (06/06)
Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim to work closely with new leader as chair of the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate committee holds confirmation hearing for HHS nominee (05/09)
A Senate committee held a confirmation hearing for Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as the new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns (04/11)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Lillian Sparks Robinson: ACA brings benefits to Indian Country (03/13)
Lillian Sparks Robison, the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, explains how the Affordable Care Act benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget (03/04)
The Indian Health Service would see $4.6 billion under the fiscal year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama released today.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court set to create another monster (01/06)
Peter d'Errico predicts a horror story from the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Kathleen Sebelius.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audio & Video from White House Tribal Nations Conference (11/13)
The White House Tribal Nations Conference began this morning at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Stacey Ecoffey makes career of helping out (10/09)
Growing up Stacey Ecoffey was always donating her time to others.

Filed Under: Health | National
Al Jazeera: Native women face barriers with access to Plan B (09/24)
Al Jazeera reports on the barriers that American Indian and Alaska Native women face in trying to obtain emergency contraception from the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference (09/09)
Olympic Gold Medalist and humanitarian, Billy Mills brought people to their feet in standing ovation as he shared his experiences with diabetes and traditional healing in the Aug. 28 plenary session of the National Indian Health Board's 30th Annual Consumer Conference.

Filed Under: Health
FAQ: Native Americans exempt from health insurance mandate (09/03)
American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible for care through the Indian Health Service are not required to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: National
South Dakota governor supports tribal child welfare efforts (07/19)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) says he supports tribal management of child welfare and foster care programs.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
NIHB eyes fix to resolve 'Indian' status in health reform act (06/27)
The National Indian Health Board says a legislative fix may be needed to address the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
HHS regulation aims to address 'Indian' status in health law (06/26)
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final regulation that aims to ensure all Indians, regardless of tribal membership, can benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

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