On Monday, the White House announced a major change in how Indian health services were funded as part of its 2023 budget, proposing that healthcare institutions move from discretionary funding to compulsory funding. did.
The Indian Health Service budget request calls for an increase in government budgets by more than 20% from previous funding levels to $ 9.1 billion to address rising health care costs, growing populations, and service and facility shortcomings. It has been.
Budget requests also include funding to address the modernization of electronic health record systems for services, medical inequality, and the backlog of medical facility construction priority lists.
This move is another step aimed at addressing the systematic problems that plague institutions responsible for providing medical care to Native Americans across the country.