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How many people in YOUR South Dakota county need Medicaid Expansion?

New US Census data helps South Dakota counties understand just how many of their low-income residents have no health insurance.quote

A few years ago we[i] published the detailed census estimates of how many low-income uninsured residents in each SD county would be eligible if the state expanded Medicaid.

Now, … Read more

What is the coverage gap?

coverage gapAnswer:  The predicament of 13,000 South Dakotans whose income is too low to purchase subsidized insurance on the exchange and too high for current Medicaid coverage.

Background:

About 13,000 South Dakota residents have fallen into the coverage gap. This means their incomes are too low to qualify for tax … Read more

South Dakota Medicaid Expansion decision delayed

Medicaid expansion will be addressed in special session or 2017 legislative session

Governor Daugaard announced that with only 10 days left in the 2016 legislative session he has “concluded that to urge the legislature approval of the Medical expansion decision this session would not give the legislature adequate time Read more

Medicaid Expansion – Group Discussion Backgrounder

According to data[i] released October 23, 2014  by the US Census, 17% of all non-elderly South Dakota adults (age 18-64) were uninsured in 2013 (click for pdf)

Beginning in 2014, some of these 80,881 uninsured South Dakotans had a new option through the federal healthcare exchange to … Read more

Uninsured in South Dakota–what are the options?

According to data[i] released today by the US Census, 17% of all non-elderly South Dakota adults (age 18-64) were uninsured in 2013

WHAT ARE THEIR OPTIONS? 

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Beginning in 2014, some of these 80,881 uninsured South Dakotans had a new option through the federal healthcare exchange to access … Read more

Is Medicaid Expansion Good for South Dakota’s Business Community, Economy and People?

Link to study by University of Nebraska PhD dated 12-15-13.… Read more

Amendments to South Dakota’s 2015 General Bill

Updates 3:50 pm 3-12-14  AmendPacketSB187 from LRC LRC published amendment list with attached wording of each amendment is now available. 

Any alterations to the general appropriations bill will happen tomorrow (3-13-14) at the Joint Appropriations Committee 8:00 am hearing, when the bill will be opened for amendments.

The LRC … Read more

Who is in the health insurance coverage gap?

Coverage Gap

Examining the characteristics of South Dakotans who fall into the health insurance “coverage gap” helps give a face to those most affected by the state’s decision regarding Medicaid Expansion.

coverage gap lift out

 

Recent analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data by Kaiser Family Foundation[1] confirms that they are poor, … Read more

Costs for South Dakota Medicaid Expansion

A Medicaid Expansion Taskforce was appointed by South Dakota’s governor in the final days of the 2013 Legislative Session.  This week the taskforce released its final  Report examining opportunities and challenges of Medicaid Expansion in South Dakota

SD Budget & Policy Project analysed the data included in the report along … Read more

The uninsured in South Dakota – a deep dive into county level data

SD County level data – uninsured eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies

QUESTION:  How many uninsured South Dakotans per county would be eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies?

 ANSWER: Analysis of Census Bureau 2010 SAHIE data[1] (the most recent Read more

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