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SD county specific graphs – uninsured eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies

 SD Budget & Policy Project analyzed Census Bureau 2010 SAHIE data to create county specific graphs illustrating how may uninsured South Dakotans are in each county and how many fall into income eligibility categories for health insurance under provisions of Medicaid Expansion and Federal exchange subsidies. 

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All SD counties have residents eligible for Medicaid Expansion

QUESTION:  Which counties in South Dakota have uninsured residents who would be eligible for government health insurance coverage if South Dakota expands Medicaid?

ANSWER:  All of them. 

Check out SD B&PP analysis of Census Bureau 2010 SAHEI data[i]  (the most recent available) detailing the number of … Read more

Public testimony opportunity on SD Medicaid Expansion scheduled for 4-23-13

South Dakota’s decision on Medicaid Expansion in the spotlight  with opportunity for public testimony.

At the end of the 2013 SD Legislative Session, Governor Daugaard announced he would be forming a task force to further study the pros and cons of Medicaid Expansion in South Dakota. 

On April 19th the … Read more

SD Medicaid Expansion – Impact on health care for Indian Country

SD Budget & Policy Project shares research with SD Indian Business Association Convention

On April 12, 2013, research describing Medicaid Expansion – Impact on health care for Indian Country was shared with attendees of the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance convention in Rapid City. 

Discussion centered on the unique impact … Read more

Unofficial list of amendments includes Medicaid Expansion

Two amendments EXPANDING MEDICAID among list for Joint Appropriations Committee

An unofficial copy of general appropriations committee amendments has been circulating among legislators and lobbyists in Pierre  today although an official copy has yet to be released to the public. 

The 72 amendments include two that expand Medicaid in SD … Read more

Should SD expand Medicaid – links to the research

Links to SD specific research on Medicaid Expansion

SD Budget & Policy Project Research:

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Medicaid Expansion – a South Dakota decision

The June 2012 Supreme Court decision confirmed healthcare reform was constitutional, but reserved for states the right to decide if they want to participate in Medicaid expansion. SD Budget & Policy Project has compiled two factsheets sharing the basic research available to help inform this South Daktoa decision

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New discussion series focuses on Medicaid Expansion – a South Dakota decision

South Dakotans Talking is back with a new topic!

As a state South Dakota is faced with a decision — do we wish to partner with the federal government to strengthen our state Medicaid health insurance program to cover thousands of low-income uninsured South Dakotans? 
Please join us for a … Read more

2013 Calendar for South Dakotans Talking

Medicaid Expansion – a South Dakota Decision

Your local hosting organization and the SD Budget & Policy Project invite you to South Dakotans Talking:

  • Learn about South Dakota’s Medicaid expansion option  — Who is impacted?  What will it cost? How will it affect health care providers and consumers in
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SD Initiated Measure 15 Factsheet: 1-cent sales tax increase

If a 1 cent sales tax increase passed in South Dakota

  • How much revenue would be raised? 
  • How would the money be spent?
  • How much more would this raise per student and how does that compare to spending per k-12 student in neighboring states?
  • What would the tax increase cost
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