President proposes 13 percent increase in Indian health budget

May 2009
Native American Times;5/15/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 19, p2
The article reports a 13 percent increase in the proposed budget authority for the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) for fiscal year 2010 to $453.5 million. The proposed budget is aimed at supporting and improving the provision of health care services and promoting healthy communities. An increase of $167 million was also included in the budget request to cover increased costs related to pay raises and population growth.


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