The election of Donald Trump puts the Affordable Care Act in jeopardy. The new president-elect promises to repeal what’s known as Obamacare. That has possible consequences for Native Americans because it’s linked to Medicaid funding and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. We will explore some of the potential scenarios that the new president and Congress might bring forward in the coming months.
Stacy Bohlen (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa) – executive director of the National Indian Health Board
Francys Crevier (First Nation Algonquin) – policy analyst and congressional relations liaison for the National Council of Urban Indian Health
Jerilyn Church (Cheyenne River Sioux) – CEO of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board
Vernon Finley (Salish and Kootenai) – Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from Montana
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