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Friday, September 22, 2023 – The scope of the massive Arizona Medicaid scam expands

At first officials identified Navajo, Apache, and other Arizona tribal members as among those who were victims of a massive Medicaid fraud scam. Now tribes in Montana, North and South Dakota, and other states are taking stock of their members who were also caught up in the fake substance abuse treatment con that reaches into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The Blackfeet Nation declared an emergency to help gain resources to repair the fallout for its citizens. We’ll find out the latest on the efforts to help the people who were harmed and hold those responsible accountable.


Reva Stewart (Diné), grassroots advocate with the #StolenPeopleStolenBenefits campaign 

Jeri Long (Diné), Native American advocate and director of business development at Milestone Recovery

Melissa Lonebear (Northern Cheyenne), member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council

Shelly Hall (Blackfeet), member of the Blackfeet Tribe Business Council