Health Care

November 12, 2011
By:
Lisa R. Shellenberger

The Indian Health Service (“IHS”), an agency within the

November 08, 2011
By:
Dr. Margaret Moss

Where is the outcry, outrage and outpouring for various tribes: with the highest levels of diabetes in the world; where a baby

November 04, 2011
By:
Ruth Hopkins

In 1898, just eight years after the Wounded Knee Massacre, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that created a new federal facility: The Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians.

November 02, 2011
By:
Cheryl Crazy Bull

Many people after watching the ABC 20/20 special, “Hidden America: Children of the Plains” may be asking, “What can be done to help?” The special depicted the da

November 02, 2011
By:
Tekatsitsiakwa Katsi Cook

Among the privileged few early “outsider” observers of Native American birth is anthropologist Matilda Coxe Stevenson who published on Pueblo cosmogony and “

September 21, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

It’s nearly impossible to know when a new political era has begun for certain.

August 17, 2011
By:
Kevin Earle

Recent postings at Indian Country Today Media Network have highlighted roadblocks that stand in the way of many Native Americans receiving quality oral health care.

August 16, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

It’s a hell of a way to run a country.

May 16, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Republican Party unity on the issue of a massive restructuring of Medicare and Medicaid (if there is such a thing) ended this weekend.

May 13, 2011
By:
Peter J. Pitts

President Obama recently gave a speech outlining a framework for reducing the federal debt by $4 trillion over the next 12 years. There are many questions about the president’s budget plans.

But the most urgent one is: Why has he declared war on health-care innovation?

April 28, 2011
By:
Geoffrey Strommer

A year after passage of national health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Act”), the entire Act, including the many Indian-specific provisions within, is in danger of being taken away.

April 05, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The national budget debate is multi-directional. Most of the story, so far, has centered on this year’s federal spending, basically how to strip dollars from a fiscal year that’s roughly half over. Then, there is the fight over next year’s budget, the one that is supposed to start on October 1.

March 29, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

Just over a year ago President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affo

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