Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country - Ep. 2 "The Insurance Maze"

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Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country - Ep. 2 "The Insurance Maze"

The Affordable Care Act includes incentives for people to buy health insurance coverage at a reduced rate or even free. So why would American Indians and Alaska Natives purchase insurance? Because there are a lot of benefits to doing so, including money for medical-related travel, or improved medicines. But first Native Americans need to sign up. And the Government Accountability Office said that will only happen if there is a major campaign to education people about their expanded coverage options. That means hiring more people, lots of people, to help Native Americans navigate through an insurance maze.

Written by Mark Trahant.

Interviews conducted and edited by Mark Trahant.

 
 

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