Northern Arapaho Urge 10th Circ. To Reverse Health Cost Suit

By Diamond Naga Siu (September 15, 2021, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe urged the Tenth Circuit to overturn a Wyoming federal judge's ruling that third-party costs related to health care funding are not covered under the tribe's health care contract with the federal government, arguing that the government must reimburse it.

The Northern Arapaho's $1.5 million suit is one of many challenging the federal government's refusal to cover third-party contract support costs, asserting that not reimbursing these costs violates the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

The Northern Arapaho said in its Tuesday opening brief that Indian Health Services would have been obligated to provide health care services to...

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