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Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

Passing of AHCA Could Diminish Health Care to Tribal Communities

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK - On May 4, House Republicans were successful in pushing H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through the U.S. House of Representatives.  The bill aims to repeal many portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) while also reforming the nation’s health care insurance system. The bill narrowly passed the House with a vote of 217-213 and it will now move to the Senate where both parties will debate the measure through the legislative process. H.R. 1628 is concerning for tribal nations as it affects the Medicaid program by eliminating cost-sharing protections.  Medicaid represents[...]

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