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Feds ask court to throw out Bennett County hospital lawsuit

December 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS(AP) The federal government asked a judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota hospital, saying Indian Health Services is not responsible for some of the health care bills under federal guidelines and that the hospital lacks jurisdiction.
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South Dakota hospital suing IHS for $6.5 million

September 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MARTIN (AP) A South Dakota hospital that nearly closed earlier this year because of financial problems is suing the Indian Health Service, saying the federal agency doesn’t pay its bills.
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Reprimand reversed for Spirit Lake whistleblower

August 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The Indian Health Service has rescinded its reprimand of a psychiatrist who criticized the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota for what he said was the failure to protect reservation children from abuse.
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GIAGO: Cloaks and daggers in the Indian Health Service

August 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

If President Barack Obama ran on a ticket based on transparency, it seems that someone forgot to pass the word on to the Indian Health Service. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Indian Health Service must explain Titus reprimand

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Indian Health Service needs to explain itself. Otherwise, the stain on its integrity caused by the situation at Spirit Lake only deepens. Continue Reading

IHS reassigns psychologist who criticized tribe

July 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A psychologist who wrote a letter expressing “grave concern” about children on the Spirit Lake reservation has been reprimanded and reassigned.
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OUR OPINION: Reservations need, deserve a free press

March 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Supporting a free press is an indirect way of tackling the IHS’s unresponsiveness, among other issues. But it deserves a place in the lineup of reforms because if American history is any guide, it just might work. Continue Reading

Conrad puts director of Indian Health Service ‘on notice’ during meeting

March 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., met today with the director of the Indian Health Service and “put her on notice” that the 34,000 American Indians who rely on IHS services in North Dakota “deserve better” than the care they’re receiving. Continue Reading

‘Chronic case of crisis’

March 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Disrupted Turtle Mountain dialysis center a symbol of problems of health care in Indian CountryThe head of the U.S. Indian Health Service met with tribal leaders from the Dakotas and surrounding states in Rapid City, S.D., last week and assured them that management of the much-maligned service is improving. Continue Reading

Report lays out problems in Indian Health Service

December 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Aberdeen Area of the Indian Health Service is in a “chronic state of crisis” stemming from serious management problems and a lack of oversight, Sen. Byron Dorgan said in releasing a congressional report on today. Continue Reading