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Senate Panel To Encourage Low-Cost Options for Indian Health Care
Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chair Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) in a recent interview said that the committee will seek to encourage more low-cost health care options for American Indians, the AP/Casper Star Tribune reports. Dorgan said he has worked with the Indian Health Service to develop a bill that would increase clinic hours and physician availability on American Indian reservations. Dorgan also said that the committee will seek to help the large number of American Indians who have diabetes. "We have very serious problems in health care," Dorgan said, adding, "I'd like to see a different model that provides more access for more hours and more days with walk-in health clinics" (Jalonick, AP/Casper Star Tribune, 1/25).
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