Native America Calling
Thu November 1, 2012
A Quivering Quality Healthcare System
Fri. 11/2 11a: Accessing quality healthcare and insurance is being called one of the most critical issues in Indian Country.
At the heart of the argument: the Affordable Care Act dictates that states now have the ability to regulate Medicaid and healthcare exchanges. So with states now in charge of these programs, where does that leave tribal nations who have traditionally negotiated healthcare provisions with the federal government?
Whether you're an Indian Health Service user, get served by a tribal clinic, have your own healthcare plan, or get assistance through a state or federal program: we'll tell you how Medicaid expansion and healthcare exchanges will affect your access to health care.
Guests include Ken Lucero, Chairman of the Tribal Health Advisory Committee to the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary.