The hard road to health care for American Indians

Story highlights

  • The federal government is obligated by law to provide medical care to American Indians through the Indian Health Service
  • The IHS receives a set amount of money each year to take care of 2.2 million native people
  • In 2013, IHS spending for patient health services was $2,849 per person, compared to $7,717 for health care spending nationally

Cody Pedersen and his wife, Inyan, know