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Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) contains numerous provisions of importance to American Indians/Alaska Natives. CMS seeks to keep Indian Country informed on the important improvements to health care relevant to CMS programs in Indian Country such as Medicaid expansion and Indian-specific Medicare charges.

If you are an American Indian or an Alaska Native you may have new health insurance benefits and special protections in the Marketplace.  Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized tribes.  Others are available to people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, tribal program, or urban Indian health program.  

For Marketplace Indian specific information go to https://www.healthcare.gov/tribal

ACA Enrollment Infographic for American Indians and Alaska Natives Now Available

If you are an American Indian or an Alaska Native, you may have new health insurance benefits and protections in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized tribes.  Others are available to people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, tribal program or urban Indian program.

CMS and the HHS Office of Minority Health developed this Infographic to help members of AI/AN communities understand what they need to do in order to comply with the ACA.

To view the Infographic click on the below link:  

What do American Indians and Alaska Natives need to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace?