Republican congressional leaders are in the process of keeping their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. They propose the American Healthcare Act as an alternative. The new law does not address the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act, which is part of the Affordable Care Act. It also casts doubt on the future of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion that, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, greatly helps American Indians and Alaska Natives. What does this proposed law mean for Native America?
Stacy Bohlen (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa) – executive director of the National Indian Health Board
Caitrin McCarron Shuy – director of congressional relations for the National Indian Health Board
Denise Desiderio – policy director for the National Congress of American Indians
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