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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | Health | Opinion | Opinion | Politics | Politics
Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House Republicans vote to repeal Affordable Care Act yet again (02/04)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted in favor of repeal.

Filed Under: Health
Cherokee Nation among seven tribes in IHS construction program (01/16)
The tribe will spend $53.1 million on a new hospital in Tahlequah.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (10/29)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health system is on the ballot this election (10/06)
Even in Indian Country. If you look at funding prospects for the Indian health systems, then the Affordable Care Act is the only route that leads to more funding.

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 | Opinion
Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

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 | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills (03/24)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: 'Replacement' for Obamacare eliminates IHCIA (02/05)
On a tribal bulletin board this week these chilling words were posted: 'Due to budget issues, Contract Health Service will be on Priority One until further notice.'

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Polly Olsen: Urban Indian health facility provides new hope (01/27)
Polly Olsen, the president of the Seattle Indian Health Board, explains the need for a new urban Indian health facility.

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to resign and leave early (01/17)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), a former member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will retire and leave the Senate at the end of year.

Filed Under: Politics
Rep. George Miller, Democrat of California, plans to retire (01/14)
After 40 years in office, Rep. George Miller (D-California) will retire at the end of the year.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Robyn Sunday-Allen: American Indians and Affordable Care Act (11/07)
With open enrollment now started, Oklahomans can enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace to shop for an insurance plan that fits their health needs and budget, as required by the mandate that goes into effect in 2014.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare brings new funds to Indian Country (11/07)
There has been much controversy about the Affordable Care Act, what some call Obamacare. The politics are beyond intense.

Filed Under: Health | National
Blog: Affordable Care Act brings benefits into Indian Country (10/14)
Stateline, the blog of The Pew Charitable Trusts, explains how the Affordable Care Act affects health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: ObamaCare carries impact in Indian Country (10/14)
As America waits for members of congress to sort out their differences and thousands of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service workers continue to work without pay or are locked out of their jobs many in Indian country are asking, what is ObamaCare?

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
NMAI in Washington and in New York closed due to shutdown (10/01)
The National Museum of the American Indian has closed its facilities in Washington, D.C., and New York due to the shutdown of the federal government.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Affordable Care Act already benefits Indian Country (09/30)
Charles Headdress, a council member for the Fort Peck Tribes, and Dr. William McGregor discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in Indian Country.

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