S.1575 - A Bill To Correct Inconsistencies In The Definitions Relating To Native Americans In The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act.

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10/16/2013--Introduced. Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to define an "Indian" for purposes of title I (Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans) of that Act. Includes within that definition an individual who is: a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe; an Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native; considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose, including eligibility for Indian health care services; a member of a tribe, band, or other organized group of Indians or who is a descendant, in the first or second degree, of any such member; determined to be an Indian under regulations promulgated by the Secretary; an urban center resident who fits any of the preceding categories; eligible for health services provided by the Indian Health Service (IHS); or of Indian descent and a member of an Indian community served by the IHS.

Read Twice And Referred To The Committee On Finance.
October 16th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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