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Medicaid and the Tribal Health Care Delivery System


The State's relationship with the Tribes is a commitment to improving the health status of Alaska Native people. The Alaska Medicaid Tribal Health Program recognizes the importance of the tribal health care system in providing access to care as essential to the viability of the Medicaid Program for all Alaskans.

Goals and Objectives:

In order to improve the health status of Alaska Native people and maximize federal Medicaid funding, the Department:

  • Advocates for enhanced federal funding for American Indians and Alaska Natives under Medicaid for all services and contract health referrals made by the Tribes.
  • Provides adequate funding for the tribal health care delivery system.
  • Supports the infrastructure development of the Tribal health care delivery system.
  • Collaborates with the Tribes on various initiatives and Department programs.