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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
Lauren Jones: Affordable Care Act benefits Native Americans too (08/29)
Lauren Jones of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma explains how the Affordable Care Act helps Native Americans secure additional health coverage.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (08/29)
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic celebrates grand opening of building (08/21)
The facility is dedicated to Dr. Everett R. Rhoades, a member of the Kiowa Tribe who was the first Indian director of the Indian Health Service.

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 | Law
Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (08/14)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Filed Under: Health
Winnebago Tribe looking to address deficiencies at IHS hospital (08/05)
The tribe was given a 14-page list of corrections, Chairman John Blackhawk said.

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 | 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: Opinion
Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (07/30)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.

Filed 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.

Filed Under: Health | Law
IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Filed Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service discloses privacy breach of patient data (07/25)
A file folder containing names, Social Security numbers and VA information was left in a public place.

Filed Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: IHS hospital at Pine Ridge undergoes review (07/25)
Two weeks ago the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Unit underwent a full survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine if the hospital is meeting the minimum requirements.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
S.E. Ruckman: Tribal members share frustrations on IHS care (07/24)
S.E. Ruckman writes about a meeting where tribal members shared horror stories about the level of service at the Lawton Indian Hospital.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds (07/23)
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation (07/15)
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

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