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Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota’s US House Representative says an Indian Health Service reform bill is moving quickly through Congress.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem has sponsored similar legislation in the past. The bill increases care standards, gives IHS more recruitment tools and requires more accountability from providers.

Noem gave an update on the bill at a town hall meeting in Rapid City on Wednesday.

The legislation is in response to years of reports about poorly delivered care and mismanagement.

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In The Moment ... May 18, 2017 Show 096 Hour 2

Sometimes a kid just needs a place of compassion and safety while a family heals. That's where foster families come in. The Department of Social Services has designated May as Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month for South Dakota. We begin hour two of In the Moment with a conversation about foster families. Joining us are Kevin Kanta, Jessica Morson, and Marnie Boterman.