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Sebelius: I’m responsible for debacle: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, a White House official said on Thursday.
Her departure removes one li…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

THUNE: Obamacare creates disincentives to work

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

In January, we added a mere 113,000 jobs to the U.S. economy and the labor force participation rate reached a 35-year low — the lowest [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”555302″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel rejects request for Medicaid expansion

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.

The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sanford to give abortion doctors admitting rights: Contested North Dakota law requires credentials at area hospital

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Sanford Health has granted hospital admitting privileges to licensed physicians who perform abortions at a Fargo women’s clinic, the first area hospital to allow abortion doctors to satisfy a new state requirement.
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SD bill would regulate health insurance helpers

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature.

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SD bill would regulate health insurance helpers

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature.

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Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Carla K. Johnson

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but government websites designed to se…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

TIM JOHNSON: New year, new health care benefits

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.

As millions of Americans celebrated the New Year by toasting with friends and family and making resolutions, Jan. 1 ushered in a new era in our [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”501473″,”attributes”:{…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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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Lawmakers cautious about Medicaid plan

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Reps. Lance Carson and Tona Rozum think the Legislature might attempt an expansion of the Medicaid program to cover more people, but not as many as a federal health care law intended.

During an hour-long public forum Saturday at Mitchell Technical…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com