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Video: Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country Ep. 1

Mark Trahant takes a closer look at the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Indian country in a five part video series, here is episode 1.

Journalist and speaker, Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, recently released a five part series of videos taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Indian country.

In the first episode, Trahant draws attention to the issue of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act being stuck in Congress for nearly 20 years.

As President Barack Obama brought health care reform to the main stage with his law it represented a time for tribes to be included in the conversation.

One reason the Affordable Care Act, according to National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jaqueline Peta, is “very good” for Indian country.