U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today voted against continuing with the substandard status quo health care offered to tribal members and against the Indian Health Bill, S. 1200.
“Today the Senate voted to ignore the extensive problems within our Indian Health Services and reauthorized the same, broken system. Without addressing wait lines, rationing and inferior quality in our current system we are violating our trust obligations to tribal members across the country. I will continue my efforts to reward innovation and fix the inferior health services provided some to Indian communities,” Dr. Coburn said.