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Actualizing Health Care Reform for Urban Indians: An Action Plan From the Urban Indian Health Summit

Actualizing Health Care Reform for Urban Indians: An Action Plan From the Urban Indian Health Summit

This report serves as a Call for Action that outlines strategies to ensure the success of health care reform for urban Indians. It is intended to prompt an ongoing discussion that is responsive to feedback from urban Indians, the organizations that serve them, urban Indian health care professionals, practitioners and others. (April 2011)Download»

Executive Summary, Actualizing Health Care for Urban Indians: An Action Plan from the Urban Indian Health Summit

Executive Summary, Actualizing Health Care for Urban Indians: An Action Plan from the Urban Indian Health Summit

This report serves as a Call for Action that outlines strategies to ensure the success of health care reform for urban Indians. It is intended to prompt an ongoing discussion that is responsive to feedback from urban Indians, the organizations that serve them, urban Indian health care professionals, practitioners and others. (April 2011)Download»

Issue Brief on Urban Indian Health

Issue Brief on Urban Indian Health

The purpose of this Issue Brief is to describe the large and growing urban Indian population, their health status, and the major federal health programs (i.e., IHS and Medicare) and federal-state programs (i.e., Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Program) that are available to improve Native Americans’ access to needed health services. In setting forth the circumstances of urban Indians, this Issue Brief does not intend to suggest that the health care needs of Indian people living in rural areas are in any way less compelling. (November 2001)Download»


Fact Sheets

Access to Care: National Health Interview Survey Findings

Access to Care: National Health Interview Survey Findings

This Communication Broadcast covers recent findings from an examination of the National Health Interview Survey (2006-09) which shows urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) have increased barriers to healthcare access and decreased use of healthcare services compared to non-Hispanic whites (NHW). (April 2012)Download»


Other

Legislative Update: Patient Freedom Act of 2017

Legislative Update: Patient Freedom Act of 2017

On January 23, 2017, Senators Cassidy (LA-R) and Collins (ME-R) introduced the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, to partially replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This bill, S. 191, has left the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) untouched, as it only repeals Title 1 of the ACA. We must be diligent to make sure that the congressional delegations of all Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs) protect the IHCIA and key American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) provisions created by the ACA at the state and federal level. (January 2017)Download»

Legislative Update: Udall and Young Introduce Legislation to Protect I/T/U

Legislative Update: Udall and Young Introduce Legislation to Protect I/T/U

Sen. Tom Udall (NM) has proposed an amendment to protect Medicaid payments for Amerian Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) receiving care through the IHS, Tribal, and uban Indian health (I/T/U) system.Download»

Urban American Indians & Alaska Natives: The Need for Voice & Opportunity

Urban American Indians & Alaska Natives: The Need for Voice & Opportunity

Because urban AI/ANs dwell outside the areas where federally recognized tribes have jurisdiction, they are left voiceless in informing policy created for the wellbeing of the entire AI/AN population. This brief discusses the need for urban AI/AN voices in health policy, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and possible upcoming legislative changes. (December 2016) Download»

Political Shifts Impacting the Affordable Care Act

Political Shifts Impacting the Affordable Care Act

President-elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Representative Tom Price, MD each have health insurance approaches that will present challenges to the IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health services (I/T/U) system. This policy brief examines the possible impacts of the upcoming political shifts on the Affordable Care Act and the I/U/T system. (December 2016) Download»

Policy Brief: Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay

Policy Brief: Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay

Presented-elect Donald Trump selected Carlyle Begay to serve on his White House staff, potentially to fill a position currently held by Karen Diver as the Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs, under the Obama administration. This briefing on Carlyle Begay provides an overview to his professional expertise, political record, and potential actions he may take on key issues in the future. (December 2016)Download»

Policy Brief: Rep. Mick Mulvaney

Policy Brief: Rep. Mick Mulvaney

Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been picked as President-elect Donald Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This briefing provides an overview of his professional expertise, political record, and potential actions he may take on key issues if confirmed by the Senate. (December 2016)
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Policy Brief: Rep. Ryan Zinke

Policy Brief: Rep. Ryan Zinke

This briefing on Montana U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Interior, provides an overview of his professional expertise, political record, and potential actions he may take on key issues if confirmed by the Senate. (December 2016)
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Policy Brief: Rep. Tom Price, M.D.

Policy Brief: Rep. Tom Price, M.D.

This briefing on U.S. Rep. Tom Price M.D., the nominee for secretary of health and human services, provides an overview of his professional expertise, political record, and potential actions he may take on key issues in the future if confirmed by the Senate. (December 2016)Download»