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The Obama administration on Wednesday broadened an exemption for American Indians from the new health care law's requirement that virtually every U.S. resident has health insurance starting next year.

New rules clarify that people who are eligible to receive medical care through the federal Indian Health Service will be exempt from the requirement to have health insurance or face fines from the Internal Revenue Service. The Indian Health Service, a division of U.S. Health and Human Services, oversees a network of clinics that are required through treaty obligations to serve all patients of Indian ancestry, even if they cannot document their federal tribal status.

"Today, we continue to fulfill our responsibility to consult and work with tribal communities," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
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Woo hoo, I found my exemption. (of course, I have to use Native American Health Services).

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Re: Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 09:30:08 PM »
People need to star suing left and right using the Equal Protection Clause.  The law should apply to everyone or no one. The Supreme Court just loves those kind of cases.
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Re: Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 09:54:46 PM »
I guess this means Elizabeth Warren gets two exemptions: one for being in congress, and one for being a "Native American." 
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Re: Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 10:12:04 PM »
I guess this means Elizabeth Warren gets two exemptions: one for being in congress, and one for being a "Native American." 

And a third for being a democrat, no doubt.

Back on topic, though:  this makes more sense than most of the politically-motivated exemptions he's been passing out like candy because there are treaties between the US and the various tribes that affect how this monstrous abortion of a law applies to native americans.
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Re: Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 10:16:33 PM »
Plus the Indians already have socialized medicine.

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Re: Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate
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Re: Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 11:13:33 PM »
I'm a native American, too (born in Pennsylvania), but no exemptions for me!
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