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SD governor seeks Medicaid expansion waiver

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he is once again asking federal officials to let the state expand the Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services only to those most in need.

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GOP leaders open to partial Medicaid expansion

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — Republican leaders in the South Dakota Legislature say they hope federal officials will grant the state a waiver allowing expansion of the Medicaid program to provide medical services only to those people most in n…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Don’t turn your back on working poor

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

There is no easy answer to the complex question of funding health care. But this is an especially salient time to take up the challenge, as the [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”441263″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”John T. Porter, Avera CE…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Human Services seeks public input on proposed Medicaid Expansion plan

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is seeking public comment on the draft Medicaid Expansion Quality Strategy Plan, which incorporates monitoring and improvement processes to ensure quality service for recipients in the Medicaid Expansion …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Florida man pries records away from SD officials

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

It took nearly five months, but a Florida man has been allowed to view records about doctors excluded from Medicaid in South Dakota.

In July, Ken Kramer, of Clearwater, Fla., asked the South Dakota Department of Social Services for the names of ev…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Florida man pries records away from SD officials

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

It took nearly five months, but a Florida man has been allowed to view records about doctors excluded from Medicaid in South Dakota.

In July, Ken Kramer, of Clearwater, Fla., asked the South Dakota Department of Social Services for the names of ev…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ND rare red state with GOP governor moving ahead with Medicaid expansion

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Their weather may not have much in common, but when it comes to politics, Arizona and North Dakota aren’t that far apart.
Both states lean heavily Republican, led by Republican governors with state Legislatures controlled by GOP super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND rare red state with GOP governor moving ahead with Medicaid expansion

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Their weather may not have much in common, but when it comes to politics, Arizona and North Dakota aren’t that far apart.
Both states lean heavily Republican, led by Republican governors with state Legislatures controlled by GOP super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD doctor: Expand Medicaid

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the failure to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will leave thousands of South Dakotans without insurance. Heinemann, of Canton, is the president of the South Dakota State Medical Associati…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD doctor: Expand Medicaid

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the failure to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will leave thousands of South Dakotans without insurance. Heinemann, of Canton, is the president of the South Dakota State Medical Associati…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com