National Indian Health Board Urges Congress to Include Tribal Priorities in Next Coronavirus Package, Pass IHS Budget with Meaningful Increases

WASHINGTON, DC—June 12, 2020—This week, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), in a series of advocacy-driven engagements with Members of Congress, outlined for lawmakers a robust and comprehensive list of Tribal health and public health priorities that must be included in the next Coronavirus relief package in order for Tribes to address the pandemic and other related critical healthcare issues, including increased funding for telehealth and electronic health records, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement provisions for Indian Health Care Providers and investments in water and sanitation. NIHB is also calling for meaningful increases to the Indian Health Service (IHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations.

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