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A federal appeals court rejected the Gila River Indian Community’s claim that the Affordable Care Act required the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay the tribe for the care of veterans who chose tribal health care over that of the VA. (Photo/Chad Garland, Cronkite News)

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Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care

The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for health care it provided to tribal veterans, a federal court has ruled.