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    Federal Spending Bill Fully Funds Tribal Healthcare’s Contract Support Costs
    Jun 29, 2015 - Describes a spending bill advancing through the Senate that provides full funding for Alaska Native healthcare providers' contract support costs. Explains the status of the bill and the importance of it for tribes in Alaska.
    Source: KTOO Public Media
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    Federal VA Health Care Program Jeopardizes Alaska System
    Jun 20, 2015 - Describes problems that the implementation of the VA Choice program has created for veterans in Alaska, the state that the program was modeled after. Also mentions steps leaders are taking to overcome the problems.
    Source: Army Times
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    Innovative Program Brings Dental Care to Underserved Alaskans
    Jun 8, 2015 - Reports the success of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Alaska Dental Health Therapist program in extending dental healthcare access into rural and tribal communities throughout Alaska by the use of dental health therapists.
    Source: Alaska Public Media
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