What is the IHS?

What is the Indian Health Service (IHS)?  The video below gives a nice primer on the history of IHS.

The IHS provides health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives at 33 hospitals, 59 health centers and 50 health centers.   You can find the current locations of IHS facilities HERE.  Whereas the IHS annual budget is $3.8 billion, Medicare spends about $2 billion dollars per day.

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