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News stories from the past 60 days.

Paiute Tribe Elders Navigate a Faltering Health Care System
Nov 23, 2017 - Details the difficulties in accessing healthcare faced by elders on the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Reservation on the Nevada-Oregon border. Because of the remoteness of the location, tribal members are often faced with long drives to access services. But with 46% of the residents living in poverty, this challenge can seem insurmountable, especially as they age and have greater need for services.
Source: High Country News
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These 5 States Just Got a Little Money to Continue CHIP
Oct 12, 2017 - The federal government has made $230 million in excess funds from previous years of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) available to five states and four U.S. territories. These states and territories were those at risk for running out of CHIP funding soonest and include Arizona, California, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.
Source: Stateline, Pew Charitable Trusts
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Last Updated: 11/27/2017