More: medicare

Rising drug prices stoke national debate, and a bold plan in California
Rising drug prices stoke national debate, and a bold plan in California (February 10, 2020)

Native Americans and Hispanic people, and people of lower economic status, are diagnosed with diabetes at a higher rate than the average, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate
Chris Winters: Democrats need to counter Donald Trump's message of hate (July 1, 2019)

A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats seek government takeover of health care system (May 7, 2019)

For current Medicare recipients, 'Medicare for All' really means 'Medicare for None.'


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to play political games in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to play political games in Congress (April 22, 2019)

It’s now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's attack puts the Indian health care system at risk (March 27, 2019)

The White House has started an all out attack on the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.


IHS facility on Rosebud Sioux Reservation loses key certification
IHS facility on Rosebud Sioux Reservation loses key certification (March 3, 2016)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service found numerous violations at the Rosebud Hospital in South Dakota.


Another IHS hospital threatened with loss of Medicare funding
Another IHS hospital threatened with loss of Medicare funding (February 16, 2016)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service is giving the Indian Health Service until March 16 to address compliance issues.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at 'substandard' care at IHS in Great Plains (January 12, 2016)

The Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service has been under intense scrutiny for several years due to management failures and cutbacks in care.


Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable
Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable (September 24, 2015)

The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe received the National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.


Tribes in Nebraska demand resignations of senior IHS officials
Tribes in Nebraska demand resignations of senior IHS officials (August 12, 2015)

The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe are upset with the way the IHS has managed a hospital that serves both communities.


Winnebago Tribe upset with IHS over loss of funds at hospital
Winnebago Tribe upset with IHS over loss of funds at hospital (August 6, 2015)

Tribal leaders didn't know the hospital lost its Medicare funding until they read about it in the local paper.


Mark Trahant: Deal makes   another  fiscal cliff debate inevitable
Mark Trahant: Deal makes another fiscal cliff debate inevitable (January 2, 2013)

"President Barack Obama said his priority was keeping the current income tax rates in place for most Americans. The deal that passed Congress yesterday did just that. It raised taxes...


Ed Luttrell: Congress takes aim at community health clinics
Ed Luttrell: Congress takes aim at community health clinics (September 11, 2012)

"There’s a misguided cost-cutting plan being discussed on Capitol Hill that could severely jeopardize the health of millions of rural Americans. Community cancer clinics across the country could be forced...


Kimberly Yellow Robe: Medicare  program offers 'Extra Help'
Kimberly Yellow Robe: Medicare program offers 'Extra Help' (December 7, 2011)

"Medicare is an important benefit—if you have this card, you will want to consider participating in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Modernization...


Mark Trahant: Republicans divided  over Medicare  reforms
Mark Trahant: Republicans divided over Medicare reforms (May 16, 2011)

Republican Party unity on the issue of a massive restructuring of Medicare and Medicaid (if there is such a thing) ended this weekend. Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt...