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GAO Finds ACA Helped Indian Health Services Expand Care

By Amy Lotven
October 1, 2019 at 5:16 PM
The Affordable Care Act resulted in a significant increase in coverage for Native Americans and also helped the Indian Health Service expand its facilities, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report out Tuesday (Oct. 1) that looked at data from fiscal years 2013 through 2018. The report found the rate of IHS patients with insurance coverage increased 14 percentage points, from 64 % to 78%, and that states that expanded Medicaid saw the largest shift. GAO also found that...


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