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Navajo Say the Trump Shift on Healthcare Violates Treaties

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by Laurel Morales, Fronteras Desk

The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job to keep their health care. But Navajo leaders say that policy defies their 150-year-old treaty rights.

Three states have introduced a rule — and several more plan to — that says a person has to work or to be in school to receive Medicaid benefits. The Trump administration says American Indians are a race, not a separate government, and exempting tribes would give them preferential treatment.

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