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What does the ACA mean for American Indians/Alaska Natives?
If you’re an American Indian or an Alaska Native you may have new health insurance benefits and protections in the Marketplace.
Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized tribes or Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporations. Others are available to people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services from an Indian Health Service, tribal, or urban Indian clinic.
Special Marketplace protections and benefits for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The Health Insurance Marketplace benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) by providing opportunities for affordable health coverage. This coverage can be through a private health plan bought in the Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
If you’re a member of a federally recognized tribe:
If you’re an American Indian or Alaska Native or are otherwise eligible for services from an Indian Health Service, tribal, or urban Indian clinic:
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