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Governor Says Medicaid Expansion Too Expensive

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Governor Says Medicaid Expansion Too Expensive

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has not been a supporter of expanding Medicaid coverage to more low income people, and did not include that in his budget proposal to the legislature.

He says despite the federal government’s promise of picking up ninety percent of the cost, the state will pay much more over the years…

 

Daugaard says adding up to forty eight thousand people to Medicaid would put more strain on an already tight budget…

 

Daugaard says adding on to Medicaid may limit state aid to education among other programs…

 

The state has been asking the federal government for a waiver to cover some of those eligible for Medicaid under other programs.

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