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Native Health Care at Risk


January 16, 2017

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head up the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that oversees the Indian Health Service. As wide disparities in Native health outcomes persist and the IHS continues to struggle to provide quality care, according to a GAO report released just days ago, this choice has Indian country worried.

Price is an orthopedic surgeon. He chairs the House Budget Committee and sits on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, which oversees Medicare. His website describes him as “the quality source for Republican health care policy.”


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