Local

Medicaid Expansion Debate to Resume in SD

Photo: WNAX AM

Medicaid Expansion Debate to Resume in SD

The question of expanding Medicaid coverage in South Dakota will again be up for debate in the 2014 legislature.

A task force studied the costs and benefits of the expansion and gave their report to Governor Dennis Daugaard. He later indicated he was leaning against the expansion.

Representative Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton says it will continue an old debate…The task force report said the federal government would contribute about two billion dollars for that coverage while the state would have to chip in about one hundred million dollars through 2020. Hunhoff says state residents will pay for the program no matter what the legislature decides…

Hunhoff says politics should be put aside in decisions like these……

 

Recent Headlines

in National

FCC rules Internet companies must act in ‘public interest’

netneutrality

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."

in Agriculture

Paddlefish Season Opens March 1

Missouri River Mulberry Bend 60111

Paddlefish season in Iowa begins this Sunday, March 1st on the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers.

in Agriculture

raw meat

The North American Meat Institute is asking that the comment period for the 2015 Dietary Guideline recommendations be extended from…

in Agriculture

EPA Reports North Dakota Failure to Conduct Pesticide Inspections

EPA logo

EPA’s Office of Inspector General issued a report saying the North Dakota Agriculture Department failed to enforce and do pesticide inspections.

in Agriculture

E.U Weighs in on Trans Atlantic Trade Talks

DairyCows

The European Union Ag Commissioner recently said during the Trans Atlantic Trade talks that issues over 95 percent of geographical indicators will be non controversial.