Tribal leaders say Trump’s moves violate centuries-old protection treaties signed by President George Washington, and reaffirmed by the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.
More than 2 million Native Americans receive medical care from the federal government’s Indian Health Service. But the service is in trouble due to a rash of incorrect diagnoses and medical malpractice. Possible funding cuts may further hobble the already-underfunded service.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal service legally responsible for providing medical care to approximately 2.2. million tribal members is under scrutiny for failing to meet minimum national standards for medical facilities and repeatedly endangering patients by turning away the gravely ill and causing unnecessary deaths. A unit of the