U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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National Health Reform

Response to the Director's Invitation to Comment on Health Reform

Scope Of Comments
Focus Count

IHS Reforms Alone

39

IHS Reforms AND US Reforms

15

Other Topics

10

US Reforms Alone

6

Comments focused overwhelming on IHS issues. 54 respondents focused on issues related to IHS/tribal health care. Only 21 respondents offered more general views on national health care reforms.

Location of Respondent
Source Count

Clinical Site - IHS

28

HQ/Area/Other - IHS

21

Clinical Site - Tribal

13

Tribe/Tribal Organization

7

Other

1

A majority of respondents, 49 of 70, were from within the IHS, of which 28 were from clinicians or clinical
sites. 13 respondents were from tribal operated clinical sites. 7 responses were from tribes or tribal
organizations.

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