There are many outdoor activities and sporting tournaments that take place in the summer months. It is important to maintain safe public health practices during the warmer months. Be sure to drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, protect against tick and mosquito bites with insect repellent, and always wear your seatbelt while driving.Next
June is Men's Health Month!
Strong families are the center of tribal communities. In June, encourage the fathers, uncles, brothers, and friends in your life to make their health a priority. Screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. Two common cancers in men, prostate and colorectal, do not always exhibit symptoms. Talk to your health care professional today about the preventive tests you need to stay healthy.Next
ACA Special Enrollment Periods and Exemption Options
Although open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on February 15th, members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of year. The health care law requires all people to have minimum essential coverage or pay a fee. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and people eligible for services through IHS, tribal programs, or urban Indian health programs can get an exemption to the fee by applying through the Marketplace or when filing their federal income tax return.
- To enroll today, visit Healthcare.gov . For more information on how the Affordable Care Act impacts Indian Country, visit the IHS ACA website.
President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
The President's Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposes $20.9 billion, a $1.5 billion (8%) increase over the 2015 enacted level, across a wide range of federal programs that serve Tribes including education, social services, justice, health, infrastructure, and stewardship of land, water, and other natural resources.Next
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