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Indian Health Care Improvement Act

A Sad Situation From Rural America We Cannot Ignore -- Child Suicides Remind Us of Challenges Facing Indian Country

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Jon Tester

Over the past year, at least 20 other young members of the Fort Peck community attempted suicide. Let me repeat that: In one year, in a community stung by six child suicides, 20 more kids tried to kill themselves.

Expanding Native Americans' Access to Oral Health Through Innovation

Mark Trahant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Trahant

A philosophical question: How much medical training is needed to treat patients? Some say it's the full course as proscribed by existing medical, nurs...

A Thorny Question: Should American Indians and Alaska Natives Buy Their Own Health Insurance?

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Trahant

Should American Indians and Alaska Natives eligible for services in the Indian health system buy their own insurance? The first answer ought to be a resounding "no."

Health Care: Indian Country Included in a Big Way

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Trahant

Indian Country is included in a big way this time around in the health care debate. If either the House or the Senate bill becomes law, there will be a significant boost in resources for the Indian Health system.