Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill


Lawmakers from South Dakota continue to press for major changes at the Indian Health Service in response to long-standing problems in the region.

Last week, Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) introduced S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act. The bill is the first comprehensive attempt to fix deficiencies in the troubled Great Plains Area and in other parts of Indian Country.


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