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  • The Affordable Care Act and American Indians and Alaska Natives

    Dr Yvette Roubideaux, Indian Health Service|Aug 23, 2013

    I get questions all the time from American Indians and Alaska Natives (including my own relatives!) wondering why they should care about the Affordable Care Act since they already are eligible for the Indian Health Service (IHS). My response is that while the IHS is here to stay and will be available as their healthcare system, the Affordable Care Act brings new options for health coverage. It is another way that the federal government meets its responsibility to provide health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. The purpose of the...

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