Former editor of the editorial page for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He was recently named a Kaiser Media Fellow and will spend the next year examining the Indian Health Service and its relevance to the national health reform debate. He is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
The federal government could treat Indian Country, at least for health programs, as the 51st state.
The Indian Health Service serves as an example of “big” government health care that is lean and efficient.