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Indian tribes to form consortium for healthcare reform

The California Rural Indian Health Board hopes to form a consortium of tribes to administer healthcare reform for Indians and native Alaskans in 37 rural California counties. Healthcare reform is coming to California ahead of most the nation under California’s Bridge to Reform, a joint federal and state program to make primary and specialty care available to adults who do not have insurance or the means to obtain it. Federal funds would be matched with money California’s counties already spend to serve medically indigent adults to provide a higher level of health care.