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Short Titles as Introduced

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that Act, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/04/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
10/20/2009Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
06/25/2009Committee Hearings Held.
06/08/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/04/2009Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2009Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2009Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2009Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources06/04/2009 Referred to
06/25/2009 Hearings by
House Energy and Commerce06/04/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health06/08/2009 Referred to
10/20/2009 Hearings by
House Ways and Means06/04/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/04/2009)

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 - Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise requirements for health care programs and services for Indians, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.

Replaces the Urban Health Programs Branch with a Division of Urban Indian Health.

Authorizes grants to urban Indian organizations for health information technology, telemedicine services development, and related infrastructure.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Indian Health Service, to provide programs of comprehensive behavioral health, prevention, and treatment.

Excludes from gross income: (1) services or benefits provided or purchased by the Service; and (2) services or benefits provided by a tribe or tribal organization, directly or through insurance. Declares that these provisions are not intended as an inference to the tax treatment of governmental benefits provided by tribes to Indians.

Reauthorizes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Amends the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to direct the Secretary to establish the Native American Health and Wellness Foundation.

Expands coverage for qualified Indians in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) under title XXI of the Social Security Act (SSA), as well as under Medicare (SSA title XVIII) and Medicaid (SSA title XIX). Authorizes related payments to Indian Health Programs operating in the state.