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Tribal Health Care Resources Removed from HHS Websites: Senators Want to Know Why


WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M) vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs,Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar calling on him to explain why HHS removed vital health care resources for Tribal communities from its Office of Minority Health and Administration for Native Americans (ANA) websites. In their letter, the senators note that American Indian and Alaska Native populations have a higher uninsured rate and are disproportionately affected by many chronic conditions, making efforts to bring quality care to native populations critically important.


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