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Henry Lahaug

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This letter dated February 19, 1955, from Henry Lahaug to United States (US) Senator Langer, states the “Fort Berthold Indians are trying to set up a prepayment group insurance plan to cover their doctor and hospital bills.” The letter informs Langer that North Dakota Blue Cross offered coverage to the Fort Berthold Tribal Members at a reasonable cost and this coverage would be high quality. The letter states hospitals in North Dakota have recommended this type of insurance arrangement and that Fort Berthold Tribal Members will set up health plans where the US federal government pays a share of the insurance costs with the balance paid by tribal funds. The letter concludes by asking Langer for assistance in obtaining approval of this health plan.

See also:

Letter from Senator Langer to Henry Lahaug Regarding Health Insurance for Fort Berthold Tribal Members, February 22, 1955

Date of Work

2-19-1955

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, health insurance, medical services

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, North Dakota Hospital Association, North Dakota Blue Cross, Trinity Hospital

People Referenced

William Langer, Henry Lahaug

Letter from Henry Lahaug to Senator Langer Regarding Health Insurance for Fort Berthold Tribal Members, February 19, 1955

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