Monday, February 9, 2015 – Affordable Care Act Update
Last year, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare required that all Americans have health insurance coverage. While American Indians and Alaska Natives are exempt from the shared responsibility payment, there has been a push to sign up Natives for health insurance. This year’s deadline is approaching. Today we check in on whether people across Native America are signing up for insurance. Our guests can answer your questions about health insurance. Have you signed up for insurance under Obamacare? Why or why not?
Tinka Duran (Sicangu Lakota) – Program Manager for the Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program at The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board
Connie Dunavin (Cherokee Nation) – Special Projects Officer for the Health Services Administration at the Cherokee Nation
Randella Bluehouse (Navajo) – Executive Director of the National Indian Council on Aging
Here is the link to the Native America Calling Radio Show: