Barrasso, Thune Introduce Bill to Reform Indian Health Service

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced the Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2022 This legislation, which passed out of the Committee on Indian Affairs with bipartisan support in 2018, will improve the quality and delivery of patient care throughout Indian Country. Unmet staffing needs and a lack of employee accountability and financial oversight at the Indian Health Service (IHS) have led to substandard health care for patients, families, and communities.

This legislation will increase accountability and transparency to ensure Native Americans across the country have access to reliable, quality health care. U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Steve Daines (R-M.T.) are original cosponsors of the Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2022. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) is introducing companion legislation in the House of Representatives.



3 Comments

  1. At last Barrasso does his job as a senator. Something positive instead of being a trump toadie. But then even a blind hog finds an acorn now once in awhile.

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