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Thune, Rounds, Noem united on Indian health care crisis

Via Kelo Washington, DC (KELO-AM) The health care crisis on South Dakota Indian reservations is finally coming to a boil. Tribal leaders have complained for years, but horror stories in a new federal inspection report have definitely put the Indian Health Service in very hot water. Congressional hearings were held in Washington on Wednesday. South […]

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EPA waterways definition irks Rep. Kristi Noem

Via Aberdeen News How the Environmental Protection Agency defines navigable waters has the potential to change the way of life in South Dakota, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said Thursday afternoon in Aberdeen. The definition is currently being challenged in court. More…

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New Cancer Center To Open In Aberdeen

Via Keloland ABERDEEN, SD – Some cancer patients in Aberdeen will soon see doctors in a new facility. The new center is named after the late NSU men’s basketball coach Don Meyer and his wife Carmen. Hospital and community leaders held a grand opening Thursday. The addition to Avera St. Luke’s Hospital was in the […]

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Noem blasts quality of indian health care

Via Kelo Undated (KELO-AM) U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) believes the federal government is failing to provide quality health care to Native Americans, creating a “state of emergency” on indian reservations. She tells KELO-Radio that changes need to be made to the Indian Health Service. Noem says Congress ought to investigate several options, including strengthening […]

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Noem: Native health care is in ’emergency situation’

Via Argus Leader U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem said federal health care provided to South Dakota’s Native American population is inadequate and called Wednesday for an overhaul. Noem told Argus Leader Media that shortcomings in care provided through South Dakota’s Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities constituted an “emergency situation.” “We have CMS (Centers for Medicare and […]

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