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Democrats To Push For Medicaid Expansion

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Democrats To Push For Medicaid Expansion

In his budget address to the South Dakota Legislature, Governor Dennis Daugaard did not include funding for an expansion of Medicaid.

The federal government will pick up over ninety percent of the costs of the expansion, but the state would pay the costs of running the program.

Legislative democrats are going to make expansion an issue in the 2014 session. House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton…

 

Hunhoff says while many lawmakers are concerned about adding up to forty eight thousand more people to Medicaid coverage, they should be just as concerned about what could happen to many small, rural hospitals without the added funding…

 

Many opponents of the expansion say they don’t trust the federal government to follow through on the promised funding. Hunhoff says the state already heavily relies on federal dollars…

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