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Law school to file class action Indian health care suit


The University of Michigan Clinical Law Program is filing a class action Indian health care lawsuit today on behalf of all Native Americans in the Detroit area.

The lawsuit alleges the federal government failed to provide adequate health care to Native Americans in the area. It calls on the government to provide services to urban Natives without cutting funds for reservation programs.

If successful, the class action could set a nationwide precedent for urban Native health. The Bush administration is currently trying to eliminate $33 million for urban Native health clinics.

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Relevant Links:
National Council of Urban Indian Health - http://www.ncuih.org
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov

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