Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expired in September. The $150-million Special Diabetes Program for Indians is getting by on a three-month extension. Now, President Donald Trump ended subsidies to health insurance companies provided under the Affordable Care Act. As the future of federal health care policy remains a question, we’re once again asking: where do Native Americans fit into this fight? We’ll talk with experts to try and sort through the status and future of health care.
Stacy Bohlen (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa) – executive director of the National Indian Health Board
Jerilyn Church (Cheyenne River Sioux) – CEO of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board
Bineshi Albert (Euchee/Chippewa) – one of the founders of the Native American Voters Alliance
Break Music: Cissy (Fish/Smoke Dance) (song) Sheldon Sundown (artist) Hand Drum/Smoke N’ Round Dance (album)