Law360 (October 1, 2020, 6:51 PM EDT) — D.C. Circuit judges on Thursday probed whether federal law obligates the Indian Health Service to pay the contract expenses for Native American tribes’ health care programs to earn income from insurers such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community hopes to overturn a lower court decision that the IHS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is not required to cover the administrative and overhead costs incurred by the Swinomish in obtaining health coverage income that helps fund their programs.
Before the D.C. Circuit is whether the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act — which allowed…
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