North Dakota tribes support health care reform
The United Tribes of North Dakota passed a resolution to support President Barack Obama and his efforts to reform the health care system in the U.S.

The resolution cites health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. It calls on members of Congress to take action to address health care in Indian Country.

"The President's proposals will greatly assist Native Americans who do not have access to the Indian Health Service or in situations where the IHS cannot provide adequate health care services because of lack of funds, and any health care reform legislation should ensure a continuum of care for Native Americans between the IHS, any public component of the reform legislation, and private health insurance," the resolution states.

United Tribes of North Dakota represents the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Get the Story:
N.D. tribes call for health care reform (The Grand Forks Herald 9/16)

Related Stories:
CSKT Chairman: Straight talk and action on health (08/31)
Rep. Herseth Sandlin upset with IHS criticism (08/26)
Interview with IHS leader Yvette Roubideaux (8/24)
White House official blasts IHS 'scare tactics' (8/19)
South Dakota tribes defend IHS from critic (8/17)
South Dakota governor calls IHS a 'disaster' (8/10)
Interview with IHS director Yvette Roubideaux (7/31)
IHS officer says agency funded at half the need (07/22)
Yvette Roubideaux: Reform Indian health care (7/20)
Opinion: A terrible precedent in Indian health (7/20)
Dorgan seeks views on Indian health care reform (07/10)
Letter: Reform IHS before taking on US health care (07/01)
Video: Dr. Roubideaux speech at swearing-in (6/30)
Opinion: The health care crisis in Indian Country (6/30)
Swearing-in ceremony for IHS head Roubideaux (6/29)
Editorial: IHS gets some long-overdue attention (6/26)
Tribes unsure of IHS stake in national reform talks (6/26)
House Resources Committee hearing on IHCIA (6/25)
Editorial: Get started on Indian health care (6/22)
Roubideaux won't call IHS a 'historic failure' (6/18)
Tribes want action, not words, on health care (6/17)
HHS Secretary promises Indian health focus (6/16)
Indian Country still waiting for better health care (6/15)