Federally and Tribally operated IHS facilities are reimbursed at a higher rate for Medicaid patients than their urban Indian health counterparts. This bill would balance the scales by providing 100 percent parity in reimbursement rates for all three types of facilities, allowing urban facilities to expand care and services for their Native American patients.
"This legislation will ensure the Urban Indian Health Program in
"The federal government has a treaty responsibility to ensure every Native American has access to quality, affordable health care -- whether they live in an urban community like
"We should not be putting barriers between individuals and health services they need," noted Lujan. "Our legislation will help guarantee that
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