SCOTUS Ruling On Tribes Spurs HHS To Double Down On IHS Funding Request

By Sigi Ris / June 6, 2024 at 7:50 PM
A Supreme Court ruling Thursday that HHS needs to pay contract support costs (CSCs) for health insurance to tribes led HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to double down on the administration’s request that Congress move Indian Health Service funding from discretionary to mandatory accounts. The high court ruled that per the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA), IHS needs to pay tribes contract support costs for tribal third-party income spending. Becerra said in a statement that Congress should make IHS...

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