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SD Medicaid Task Force Delivers Report..

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SD Medicaid Task Force Delivers Report..

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The final report of the Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force has been released.

The group studied the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid coverage to more low income people in South Dakota.

Senator Billie Sutton of Burke, a member of the task force, says the report is pretty comprehensive……

Governor Dennis Daugaard did not want the committee to make a recommendation; rather outline what Medicaid expansion would mean.

The report says through the year 2020, the federal government would spend over two billion dollars in the state on Medicaid, while it would cost the state about one hundred million dollars.

Sutton says that is the balance legislators will have to consider……

Sutton says they have to look beyond cost, and consider fairness in health care coverage…Sutton says it will be up to the Governor to decide if he wants to include expansion in his 2014 budget proposal.

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