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American Indians Forgotten as the Country Moves Forward With Health-Care Reform


Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, 2.5 million, Health Care Reform, forgotten )

Lone
- 1800 days ago - minotdailynews.com
While Congress and the nation focus their attention on health-care reform, there's another segment of the population faced with inadequate funding and services for its health care. However, this segment is different than others the federal government has



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chris b. (2474)
Monday August 24, 2009, 10:45 am
We don't have that kind of problem with health care in the UK everyone gets access the only difference being facilities in some towns and cities are better than others. So for example you might get better cancer care in one place and better heart care in a another because of some accident of extra funding or charitable donations for a specific purpose. But generally care is good and the bad bits are often down to particular doctors or other staff. This is of contrary to the dismal picture and scare stories painted of the UK NHS by some of the US polititions who don't like the idea of any kind of health care based on needs! The Indian Nations are some of those seen as not deserving of health care by these politicians as far as I can see and it's about time some of these greedy selfish selfserving politicians and their backers got a dose of "Christian" compassion and read the sayings of Jesus in that "Good Book" they are always thumping! Starting perhaps with Love thy neighbour as thyself! Which might more appropriately be translated as do as you would be done by! Not the more usual politicians stance of "Don't do as I do. do as I say!"
 

Polly pagan (82)
Monday August 24, 2009, 11:01 am
what's with all this seperatist shit? this is all wrong!!!
 

Nancy Welch (68)
Monday August 24, 2009, 11:22 am
This is so wrong but I'm not surprised as the white man will always think he is far more superior when in fact he is far more ignorant.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Monday August 24, 2009, 11:29 am
Thanks Terry
 

Glenda J. (158)
Monday August 24, 2009, 11:40 am
Noted
 

mary f. (175)
Monday August 24, 2009, 1:27 pm
its just the same old story
 

Anumpeshi Aduddell (227)
Monday August 24, 2009, 2:19 pm
We are One,Peace is what i pray for,for all 2 leggeds,wingeds and 4 leggeds
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Monday August 24, 2009, 6:18 pm
Thanks Terry
 

. (0)
Tuesday August 25, 2009, 3:21 am
Thannx Terry... it is about time America moved out of the legacy of the past and moved forward, and made it a nation for all people regardless
 

Ge M. (216)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 5:47 am
I had always thought that the Constitution of the United States said One People under One Flag - or did I get it wrong?

I grew up with the Hollywood Cowboys and Indians and always wondered why the 2 sides were so incompatible. Subsequently, I read American history and realised that it wasn't incompatiblity but guilt that drove the settlers to attack the Native Americans. I believe that it is this guilt that drives the hate that is so obvious in all the governments dealings with them.

Peoples attitudes are obvious, just look at the article. It is obviously supporting the Native Americans yet still calls them Indians. To me, Indians come from a country called India.

Both the American and Canadian governemtns must treat the people who were there before them, with the dignity and rights that they are due.
 
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