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Filed Under: Health | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules (02/13)
The tribe faces $1.5 million tax penalties if it does not provide insurance to employees.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service (02/10)
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service tops $5B mark with new budget proposal (02/02)
The Obama administration is asking Congress to fund contract support costs on a permanent basis.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services (01/28)
Access to health care coverage that includes services for mental health and/or substance use disorders is critical for everyone.

Filed Under: Health | National
S.E. Ruckman: Series on Affordable Care Act and Indian Country (01/05)
An ordinary glance might see Chinle, Arizona as sparse and unyielding. But it is the site of a bona fide bonanza.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Northern Arapaho Tribe files lawsuit over Affordable Care Act rules (12/10)
The tribe says working-class Native Americans who obtained coverage through healthcare.gov will be penalized.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Tribes warned about misspending of federal health care money (12/08)
The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services is taking a close look at tribal spending.

Filed Under: Health | National
S.E. Ruckman: Series on health care law and Indian Country (11/17)
Taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act and its impact in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Montana tribe sees cut in heating assistance (10/29)
So far old man winter hasn’t made his annual appearance at Northern Cheyenne country.

Filed Under: Health | National
IHS and IRS simplify tax exemption issue for Indian descendants (09/24)
Patients who are eligible for care through the IHS, urban Indian organizations and tribal providers will be able to be claim an exemption through the tax filing process.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Technology
Former IHS information security officer convicted for child porn (08/27)
Timothy DeFoggi, 56, will be sentenced November 7.

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.

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