(Ask why Native American's in Orange County, CA don't have an Indian Clinic much less adequate medical funding.)
The following article can be located at:
Baucus asks for investigation into Indian Health Service
July 16, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) — Montana Sen. Max Baucus has asked for a government investigation into the troubled Indian Health Service and how it allocates its resources around the country.
In a letter to the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, Baucus did not detail what he wanted the department to probe but asked for a "thorough investigation of IHS and how it keeps America's promise to its first citizens.''
Earlier this month, Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board has declared a health care emergency on the reservation. The tribe has asked Congress to look into delivery of medical care by the Indian Health Service. Tribal officials say there is a shortage of money for equipment and personnel, and that many people have to be referred off the reservation for treatment.