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Alaska village clinics told not to serve non-Natives

Health clinics in 22 rural Alaska villages have been told not to provide care to non-Natives.

The Tanana Chiefs Conference says it is only enforcing existing federal policy. TCC, which represents 44 tribes in interior Alaska, faces financial liability for treating people who don't qualify for the Indian Health Service.

The move caught some non-Natives off guard. They said they had been going to the clinics for years without question.

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Village clinics reminded to serve only Natives (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 6/30)