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SD Governor Dennis Daugaard; No Medicaid Expansion Without Legislative Approval

SD Governor Dennis Daugaard; No Medicaid Expansion Without Legislative Approval

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South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson this week joined a group of twenty Senators, calling on states, including his own to move ahead, and expand Medicaid coverage. Johnson said denying health care coverage to forty eight thousand in the state, “is simply wrong.”

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he won’t make any changes to the state Medicaid program without the legislatures input………

Daugaard says he believes he can only make small changes to the program…………

Daugaard says the legislature can certainly debate the issue again in the next session………

Supporters say it will extend health care coverage and bring billions of dollars into the state. Opponents say it will cost the state potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.

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