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November 20, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the Indian Health Service decision to suspend emergency and in-patient care at the Acoma-Cañoncito-Laguna Hospital. The Line debates the staffing issues and other causes for medical shut-down, as well as the need for community buy-in. The panel also talks about whether the federal government can find an innovative, short term approach. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel:     
Dan Foley, former state representative  
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR  
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies  
Laura Sanchez, attorney  

For More Information: 
Acoma Guv: No Tribal Consultation Before IHS Suspended Services at Medical Facility – NM Political Report 
Acoma Tribal Governor Says Hospital Cut Vital Services – KRQE News 13 
Udall on Closure of Critical Health Services at ACL Hospital – from the office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 
Hospital Closure a ‘Complete Abandonment’ by Indian Health Service – Indian Country Today 
Gibson Site Remains Locked as Cases Spike – Albuquerque Journal