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Medicaid's Role in Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Description
Provides an overview of the federal government's role in providing healthcare to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Discusses AI/AN demographics, economic and health disparities, and access to healthcare and insurance coverage. Describes the structure of the Indian Health Service (IHS), services provided, and IHS financing and spending. Highlights special rules and protections that apply to AI/AN Medicaid beneficiaries. Presents a series of policy issues that have been raised regarding the Medicaid and IHS relationship, as well as opportunities for improving Medicaid's role in providing healthcare to AI/AN populations.
Date
02/2021
Type
Document
Organization
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Legislation and regulations · Medicaid

Organizations (1)

  • Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, view details