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Former Rapid City woman excited to be at the helm of IHS and its reform efforts

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The new director of the Indian Health Service is grateful that her boss is urging Congress to address problems at the underfunded agency, but Dr. Yvette Roubideaux defended IHS and its staff as much more than a "historic failure." Roubideaux responded Wednesday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' characterization of health care for Native Americans as "an historic failure."