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Dwindling Funds Strain Already-Stressed Native American Health System As Shutdown Continues

Native American tribes rely heavily on federal assistance for basic services such as health care, so the shutdown is hitting them harder than others. Tribal members say they can’t get referrals for specialty care from the Indian Health Service if their conditions aren’t life-threatening. Meanwhile, California food banks brace for influx of hungry people affected by shutdown.