Navajo Say the Trump Shift on Healthcare Violates TreatiesMay 2, 2018 |
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.