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abortion
In just over a month, voters in Albuquerque will decide whether abortions later in pregnancy should stay legal in the city. It promises to be a contentious fight.
October 10, 2013
IHS Albuquerque Area Headquarters
Beginning January first, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay penalties under the Affordable Care Act. But Native Americans are one of just a few groups that won’t be fined if they don’t buy insurance. That exemption could mean status quo for a big part of Indian Country: high health disparities, and no access to care.
October 09, 2013
Poster encouraging vaccination
Health Departments in the Southwest are beginning to see some of the first flu cases of the season. Officials warn there are many populations at higher risk for health complications for the flu. One high-risk group is Native Americans. However, the reason why isn’t fully understood.
October 08, 2013
Yen
The uninsured who can now enroll in the new health care insurance options include millions who aren't comfortable speaking English.
October 03, 2013
Rally
Reproductive rights groups in Texas filed a federal lawsuit Friday that aims to block parts of a new law targeting abortion clinics.
September 27, 2013
Shiprock Chapter Meeting
As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, Managed Care Organizations are looking to sign Native Americans up for health insurance plans.
September 26, 2013
Two online components of the federally run insurance marketplace will not be ready on Oct. 1 as previously planned.
September 26, 2013
najwan
Here's something you don't think about when you get into a taxi: your driver could be a doctor. Why foreign-licensed medical professionals have a tough time getting into a health system that needs more doctors.
September 26, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry is doing everything he can to slow the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in his state.
September 23, 2013
West Nile Virus By State
With heavy rainfall still drenching parts of the Southwest, health officials are warning that mosquito populations could increase, and more mosquitoes could mean more West Nile Virus.
September 19, 2013

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