Report calls on U.S. to honor health care commitment
- A draft report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) calls health
problems and lack of adequate health care the "enemy" of Indian Country.
"Broken Promises: Evaluating the Native American Health Care System" is a
follow-up to last year's "Quiet Crisis" report that generated considerable
discussion for noting that the federal government spends less on health care
for American Indians and Alaska Natives than on prisoners. According to the
analysis, Indian Health Service patients receive $1,914 on average compared
to $3,803 on average for inmates.
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