Welcome to CCUIH's new website! We hope that our new features will be a useful resource for our member clinics and others interested in Urban Indian Health in California. It remains a work in progress, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear about updates.
American Indians have special protections and provisions under Covered California, California's new health insurance market place. CCUIH has partnered with CRIHB to develop useful materials to help American Indians in California understand these protections and provisions.
Check out CCUIH's Federal Legislative Tracker and California Legislative Tracker to learn more about current legislation that can affect Urban Indian Health.
In December, the Seattle City Council voted to make a difference in the lives of our city’s urban Indians. Specifically, the council voted to allow the Seattle Indian Health Board to purchase and rehabilitate Leschi Center, where the board has operated a full-service health and wellness clinic for 25 years. This is an opportunity for the Health […]
By George White and Adriana Godoy Leiss With more health coverage opportunities on the horizon, The California Wellness Foundation grantees are canvassing neighborhoods, staging health fairs and helping their communities navigate the uncharted territory of the Affordable Care Act. For several weeks before and after the Oct. 1, 2013, open enrollment launch date for Covered […]
WASHINGTON – Unless the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act is changed, many American Indians and Alaska Natives will not be eligible for the special protections and benefits intended for them in the law. These benefits include cost-sharing and monthly enrollment benefits. The “Definitions of Indian” in the Affordable Care Act are not consistent […]
Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation’s newhealth care law, saying it will help them better access X-rays, mammograms, prescription drugs, and trips to specialists not covered under Indian Health Service. American Indians are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people carry insurance, but the law opens up resources […]