As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Affordable Care Act Special Protections
Members of federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporation shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage year round and are eligible for cost sharing protections . American Indians, Alaska Natives and people eligible for services through IHS, tribal or urban Indian health programs may claim an exemption from the penalty for not having coverage.