MACY, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) -- The government shutdown is majorly impacting Native Americans, including the Omaha tribe. Starting next week, the Carl T. Curtis Health Center that is federally funded will have to make the decision of who to lay off.
For one man, his concern comes to where his grandmother will receive her insomnia medication.
sydney: "do we close or do we serve our people, we have to make that tough decision."
The CEO of the Carl T. V Curtis Health Center in Macy said employees may be forced to turn away people like Cline's grandmother if the government isn't back up by Monday.
The center relies on reimbursements from the government and helps around 70 patients inside.
With the nursing home and dialysis facility, she said cutting back is difficult.
She doesn't know how long the shutdown will last but knows people getting sick won't stop because of it.
Representatives at the health center told me that there hasn't been any final decisions yet on who to let go during the shutdown, that discussion will be happening by Friday is the shutdown lasts.