Medicaid Expansion To Provide More Care For Native Americans

Another change coming courtesy of the Affordable Care Act: Next year, just over 200,000 Native Americans will become eligible for Medicaid. The change translates to more money for the Indian Health Service. But as KUNM’s Tristan Ahtone reports from Albuquerque, expansion will also force Native health providers to deal with something they’ve never faced before: competition from non-tribal health programs.

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Tristan Ahtone is an award winning journalist and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Born in Arizona and raised across the United States, he was educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Columbia School of Journalism. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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