Michael A Shapiro Photography / Pine Ridge: Health Care On the Reservation:<- Home
In the United States as a whole, the amount per capita spent on health care is $6200;
for federal prisoners, we spend $3800,
and for Native Americans, $1900. This is less than one third of the national average. This is reflected in the lack of specialists and even general practitioners at the hospital and in the disparity in furnishings between the Pine Ridge Reservation hospital and hospitals for white people.