Leaders on the Wind River Indian Reservation work to untangle the jumbled knot of challenges that produce striking health disparities for Wyoming’s Native community.
Wind River Reservation
Early childhood experience is eerily predictive of future health, so with more than half of the Wind River Indian Reservation’s population younger than 18, efforts focus on children.
The Northern Arapaho argue that IRS improperly counts them as a “Large Employer,” banning Tribal workers from the ACA’s subsidized health insurance.
In a historic move, Northern Arapaho leaders have withdrawn from the Joint Business Council, a governing body they sat on with the Eastern Shoshone.
Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Healthcare officials say Medicaid expansion could help local clinics, at no cost to the state.