Health Matters to Jingle Dancer Acosia Red Elk: Coverage for American Indians & Alaska Natives

[percussive Native American
music] – More American Indian…
– And Alaska Natives… – Are signing up
for health care coverage… – Than ever before. – Members of federally
recognized tribes… – Can enroll
in the marketplace… – Any time of the year. – And all American Indians… – And Alaska Natives…
– Can enroll in Medicaid… – And CHIP…
– All year long. – Why should we enroll? – Because health care matters… – To people like me. [percussive Native American
music] – Dance is an important part
of my culture, and it is a huge part
of my identity as a woman. I use it for healing my body
and my mind. As a mother, it’s important to
me that health care is secure. Health care through
the marketplace covers prenatal care,
mammograms, well-woman visits,
and mental health counseling. I am in control of my future
and my health. And that puts a spring
in my step. [music continues] – Don’t wait. – When you enroll
in health insurance… – Through the health insurance
marketplace… – You can get wellness…
– And preventive care… – And continue
to get services… – From Indian Health Service…
– Tribal Health… – And Urban Indian
Health Programs. – You may qualify for free…
– Or low cost coverage. – So don’t wait. – Enroll…
– Now. – [whispers] Enroll now. – Enroll now. – Visit [singing] – Was born a stray
up in the land of pine I left the pinewood
by the age of nine

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