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December 22, 2022 22 mins

In this episode, podcast hosts Levi Rickert and Kristen Bitsuie welcome guest Angie Wilson from the Reno Sparks Tribal Center for a straightforward and jargon-free discussion of Medicaid and why it is essential to Tribes and their citizens. Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including low-income adults, children, pregnant women, and people with certain disabilities. Unlike Medicare, which is 100% funded by the federal government, Medicaid is administered by the states and is jointly funded by the states and the federal government. 

Links:

National Indian Health Board 

Medicaid

Marketplace 

Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center

Interested in healthcare in Indian Country? You can find all kinds of useful information and Tribal resources at the National Indian Health Board website. Plus, you can keep up to date on Indian health news at the Native News Health Desk. Questions or comments? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at podcast@nativenewsonline.net.


This podcast is produced by the National Indian Health Board and Native News Online, with funding support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Audio production, sound editing, and post-production is handled by Hey Guys Media Group LLC.

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