American Indian Health Policy: Historical trends and contemporary issues

Donald Warne, Linda Bane Frizzell

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Abstract

The United States has a trust responsibility to provide services to American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons. However, a long-standing history of underfunding of the Indian Health Service (IHS) has led to significant challenges in providing services. Twentieth century laws, including the Snyder Act, Transfer Act, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) have had an effect on the way health services are provided. IHCIA was reauthorized as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several provisions in ACA allow for potential improvements in access to services for AI/AN populations and are described herein. Although policy developments have beenpromising, IHS underfunding must be resolved to ensure improved AI/AN health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S263-S267
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume104
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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North American Indians
United States Indian Health Service
Health Policy
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Delivery of Health Care
Personal Autonomy
Policy Making
Health Services
Education
Health
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Alaska Natives

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American Indian Health Policy : Historical trends and contemporary issues. / Warne, Donald; Frizzell, Linda Bane.

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Warne, Donald ; Frizzell, Linda Bane. / American Indian Health Policy : Historical trends and contemporary issues. In: American journal of public health. 2014 ; Vol. 104, No. SUPPL. 3. pp. S263-S267.
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