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Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump


federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Affordable Care Act is seeing his rulings challenged before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, whose building is seen here in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Warning of "devastating effects for Indian Country," tribes are their advocates are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their citizens under the treaty and trust responsibility.

In a filing on Monday, 483 tribes -- representing more than 80 percent of all Indian nations -- urged a federal appeals court to preserve the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). The law, which was made permanent by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is at risk of being eliminated as part of a legal case in which the Trump team has dramatically reversed course.


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