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Indian Health Care Improvement Act
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), the cornerstone legal authority for the provision of health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives, was made permanent when President Obama signed the bill on March 23, 2010, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Indian Health Care Improvement Act - 25 U.S. Code Chapter 18 [PDF - 1.6 MB]
S. 1790 [PDF - 689 KB] as reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was enacted into law, with minor changes, by section 10221 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590, which became Public Law No: 111-148 [PDF - 498 KB]
Annotated Codification of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437 [PDF - 16.3 MB] as Amended Through November 1, 2000.