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Video: Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country Ep. 3

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 3.

Episode 3 of Mark Trahant’s in depth look at the Affordable Care Act focuses on the idea of competition and the lack there of within the Health system – especially the Indian health system.

For many American Indians and Alaska Natives there is only one choice for health care and that is the federally funded Indian Health Service or a locally-managed tribal or nonprofit clinic.

With the Affordable Care Act clinics serving Indian country will now have to run like a business instead of a government agency in order to compete.