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Exemption to ACA could leave many Native Americans uninsured

IHS Albuquerque Area Headquarters.
IHS Albuquerque Area Headquarters.
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Beginning January first, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Native Americans are one of just a few groups that won't be fined if they don't buy insurance, but the level of care they receive won't get any better either.

From the Fronteras Desk, Tristan Ahtone reports.