Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country - Ep. 4 "Medicaid Minus Half"

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Treaty or Not? The Affordable Care Act & Indian Country - Ep. 4 "Medicaid Minus Half"

Medicaid is a particularly complex government insurance program for the poor. But for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Medicaid is also an odd partnership between states and the federal government. The U.S. pays the bills, but each of the 50 states decide the rules and what's authorized as a health care cost. And there's another problem: The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid eligibility, but only about half the states are doing that. This means that hundreds of thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives will lose out on expanded the insurance coverage that was supposed to happen under the Affordable Care Act.

 
 

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.