Discrimination and chronic under-funding of health services for Native Americans contributes to life expectancies 20 years under the national average. And bias is greater where Native Americans are the majority, according to an NPR poll.

By June of each year, the Indian Health Service (IHS)—responsible for providing health care to 2 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the US—is typically out of funds. Furthermore, the under-funded IHS doesn’t provide preventative services like cancer screenings…