Last Tuesday, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announced that Medicaid and KidsCare disenrollments will soon begin again, with the federal public health emergency expected to expire late in the summer. Kim Russell, executive director of the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care, said these disenrollments would lead to a significant loss … Read more

On this Thanksgiving eve, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to stakeholders like you who engage with our content and events. Our work reporting on Arizona health policy is only possible with your involvement, so thank you very much for continuing to support us. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! Thanks for … Read more

Kim Russell is the executive director of the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC). In this Q&A, Russell discusses the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Arizona’s Native communities, and the health disparities already present in those communities that the pandemic has exacerbated.      Soraya Marashi: What has the impact of the pandemic looked … Read more