• Welcome to Health Care Reform for American Indians and Alaska Natives 2016
  • This site organizes the information you will need to understand health care reform by directing you to the best resources and some original analysis.  It should be clear that it is NOT an official,semi-official,tribal or state sanctioned website.  That's a good thing in some ways, bad in others.
  • The target audience is Indian Health Program Staff, elected tribal leaders and staff from other Indian organizations.  
  • In most cases it recommends other sites as the 'best' place for information--not this site. Typically you have better or more current information about your own state, but should find useful the information about progress in other states.
  • Most visits are from Washington State
  • Acknowledgments to Tribes and Organizations who have shared data or provided research contracts to the author, no contracts for this website and responsibility solely that of editor, Ed Fox.  
  • Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe 
  • Fond du lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • California Rural Indian Health Board
  • National Indian Health Board
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • Assistance from Emma Medicine White Crow
  • No direct financial support for website from any state or federal agency.  
  • Contact editor: edfox_phd@yahoo.com or call 360 790-1164
  • This site was in a hiatus that began May 1, 2014 in time for summer camping and refreshed October 1, 2014 in time for open enrollment November 15, 2014.
  • The American Indian Health Commission is a state level organization of 27 Washington Tribes and the 2 Title V Urban Indian (and other Indian Organizations). 

  • The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board members include all tribes of the Portland Area of the Indian Health Service, the part of Indian country that traditionally has the most progressive Indian health policy in the nation thanks to active Tribes and active organizations.
Kaiser Family Fondation
Suggested Citation: Health Care Reform for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Ed Fox, 2016 Website.

Scenes in pictures are all within 2 hours of the Skokomish Tribe from the Olympic Homelands to Mt. Rainier and North Cascades.
  • ACS 2013 (top of page chart) and 2012 (following chart) survey estimates of percentage uninsured in 33 states
  • Ranked by highest uninsured rate
  • 'split' shows rate for respondents indicating they have access to IHS
  • States with more access to IHS have higher rates of 'uninsured.'
  • This website receives no direct funding from any source, but the editor wishes to thank those Tribes, Indian organizations and state agencies for funding the research and reports that appear on this website and helped pay the monthly fee to refine and maintain it and inexpensively store and access very large data files that can be accessed by anyone.
  • I worked for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe from July, 2011 to January, 2016 and the Tribe supports the sharing of success stories in Indian Country.
The Mother of all FAQs at Kaiser Family Foundation is constantly updated and searchable.
2015 WA Medicaid report
Suggested Citation: Health Care Reform for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Ed Fox, 2016 Website.
Free and unlimited use granted with citation (suggested citation above).
May 26, 2016
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