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Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program
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Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)
Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care
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Mark Trahant: Senate Republicans attempt another vote on health care (July 24, 2017)
Another week and the United States Senate is ready to vote on legislation to remake the entire healthcare system, including Indian health.

Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist
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Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.

Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country
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Democrats host session on impacts of GOP health bill in Indian Country (July 18, 2017)
With the Republican health care reform bill in dire straits, Democrats are hosting a forum to discuss the "devastating impacts" of the other party's proposal in Indian Country.

Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act
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Indian lawmakers support Republican repeal of Affordable Care Act (May 5, 2017)
With the Indian Health Service severely underfunded, tribal advocates are worried about the impacts of the repeal and replace effort.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare
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Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (March 8, 2017)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.

Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law
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Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (January 4, 2017)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.

Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office
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Tribes working to protect Indian health with Donald Trump in office (November 11, 2016)
Tribes are worried about losing a key Indian health care law with Republicans in control of Washington.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud citizen honored for health care efforts (November 4, 2016)
Leon Leader Charge, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was honored for his work in improving Indian health.

Nebraska tribes recognized for efforts to hold IHS accountable
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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.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing
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Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (January 26, 2015)
The committee will hear from a panel of tribal, Indian and youth leaders.

Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians
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Congress passes renewal of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (April 2, 2014)
The National Indian Health Board said it will continue to press for a longer extension to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians
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NIHB schedules briefing on Special Diabetes Program for Indians (December 3, 2013)
The National Indian Health Board will host a briefing on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

NPR: Sequester cuts hurt   mental   health care in   Indian Country
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NPR: Sequester cuts hurt mental health care in Indian Country (September 13, 2013)
The sequestration of the federal budget is taking a toll on mental health care programs in Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference
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Native Sun News: Billy Mills talks diabetes at NIHB conference (September 9, 2013)
Olympic Gold Medalist and humanitarian, Billy Mills brought people to their feet in standing ovation as he shared his experiences with diabetes and traditional healing in the Aug. 28 plenary session of the National Indian Health Board's 30th Annual Consumer Conference.

Native Sun News:  Donald Warne  pushed for Surgeon General
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Native Sun News: Donald Warne pushed for Surgeon General (July 26, 2013)
Living up to his Lakota name, Pejuta Wicas (Medicine Man), Dr. Donald Warne, MD, MPH, has made the medical field his avenue to improving the lives of the people across Indian Country.

NIHB   eyes fix to resolve  'Indian'  status in health reform act
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NIHB eyes fix to resolve 'Indian' status in health reform act (June 27, 2013)
The National Indian Health Board says a legislative fix may be needed to address the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act.

House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health
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House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Indian health (March 20, 2013)
The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on Indian health on Tuesday. The committee heard from Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the...

Mark Trahant: Day before tomorrow -- thoughts on Supreme Court
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Mark Trahant: Day before tomorrow -- thoughts on Supreme Court (June 27, 2012)
The Supreme Court will most likely issue a decision on Thursday that will leave a mess behind. I doubt there will be a clean decision -- up or down --...

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