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March 13, 2015

American Indians and Alaska Natives: How to Use Your New Health Insurance White House Blog

Since many American Indians and Alaska Natives have used the Indian Health Service all their lives for health care, using health insurance can be an unfamiliar challenge. You can still use it when you visit IHS, and you can use it to access health services with other providers and facilities.

If you now have access to health insurance, through the Affordable Care Act, your job or your Tribe, using your coverage for the first time can be confusing.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Department of Health and Human Services has developed a great brochure entitled From Coverage to Care and has even developed a Tribal version of this document that…

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March 10, 2015

HHS Press Release: Nationwide nearly 11.7 million consumers are enrolled in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

More than 4.1 million young people selected a plan or were re-enrolled; nearly 7.7 million people with plan selections in HealthCare.gov states qualify for an average tax credit of $263 per month

Nationwide, nearly 11.7 million consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Feb. 22, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, 8.84 million (76 percent) were in states using the HealthCare.gov platform and 2.85 million (24 percent) were in the 14 states (including Washington, D.C.) using their own Marketplace platforms.  Nearly 7.7 million individuals with a plan selection in the states using HealthCare.gov qualified for an average tax credit of $263 per month and more than half (55 percent) paid $100 or less per month after tax credits.

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April 15, 2014

NCAI and NIHB Tribal ACA Training

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NIHB in partnership with the National Congress of American Indians held a one-day free Tribal Affordable Care Act Training in Billings, MT on April 3, 2014. The training covered Medicaid Expansion, Exemptions, Enrollment Strategies, Tribal Sponsorship and SHOP for Tribal Employers.

View powerpoint presentation PDFs

Learn about the special monthly enrollment status



August 25, 2014

Presentations from ACA Training in Window Rock, AZ on July 28, 2014

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Nearly 140 people attended the Affordable Care Act Training in Window Rock, AZ on July 28, 2014. NIHB’s Tribal Health Reform Team, in partnership with the Navajo Nation Division of Health and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, provided ACA training in five communities on the Navajo Nation.

CLICK HERE for the training presentations.



October 20, 2014

White House named Mark LeBeau, Executive Director of the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB), as a Champion of Change for the Affordable Care Act

On October 20, 2014, the White House named Mark LeBeau, Executive Director of the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB), as a Champion of Change for the Affordable Care Act.  Mr. LeBeau was honored among 12 other Champions from across the country who are advancing the efforts of the Affordable Care Act in their respective communities.

Click here to learn more about the ACA Champions of Change