Rounds Request Audit of Indian Health Services Before any More Money is Allocated

By Herb Ryan

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds answered questions from a group of 35 South Dakota mayor’s, police and public officials at a luncheon at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder Thursday July 28, 2016. The main topic was appropriation of funds and the process that leads up to that decision. Rounds said he has always been willing to work across the aisle on new bills,but if there is not a sixty vote majority for a new bill, then it does not get on the calendar for discussion, the bill is dead in the water.

A discussion on the B-1 Bomber and it’s mission was given by Col. Gentry Boswell 28 Bomb Wing Commander at Ellsworth AFB followed by a base tour.

At a new conference following the meeting Rounds discussed the Indian Health Service issue calling it “inadequate and disgraceful” and had sent a letter dated July 6, 2016 to Honorable Daniel R Levinson, U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General requesting an audit of Indian Health Services. See letter below.

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U.S. Senator Mike Rounds makes a point about inadequate care in the Indian Health Services program at the South Dakota Air And Space Museum in Box Elder Thursday morning July, 28 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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(L-R) Larry Larson, Mayor of Box Elder, the mayor’s wife Sandy Larson and Col. Gentry Boswell 28 Bomb Wing Commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base listen as U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds explains the complexities of government program funding. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Colonel Gentry Boswell 28 Bomb Wing Commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base explains the payload capabilities of the B-1 bomber Thursday July 28, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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One of thirty outdoor exhibits at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, SD. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

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