Mark Trahant calls the Affordable Care Act a national soap opera with twists and turns that make for a good story. Will the law survive? What sort of challenges does it face legally and politically? And, most important, what does this daytime drama mean to Indian Country?
The answers are important because any change in this law will have significant impact on the Indian health system. And yet Indian Country is really not a part of the larger debate. That must change because this law is how the United States delivers its treaty-promises for health care.
Trahant Reports is a weekly commentary about issues facing Native America. Mark Trahant is a longtime journalist, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and is active on Facebook, Twitter and Flipboard.