Paddling toward shore

Clarren, Rebecca
May 2009
High Country News;5/25/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p6
The article describes the quality of the Indian Health Service and its reliability in protecting the health and welfare of the native people in the Northwestern States. Results of a social survey reveal that the health program designed for the community failed to realize its objectives including the quality of medical care, emergency service and psychiatric treatment. It also do not give the public better access to adequate and affordable private health insurance. Moreover, it failed to address the issue on deaths due to alcoholism, suicide, mental and physical illness and depression.


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