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November 4, 2016
Burg, Klumb vie for District 20 Senate seat
Both candidates for District 20's seat in the state Senate are in agreement: they disagree on Medicaid expansion. When asked the greatest difference...
November 4, 2016 - 5:45pm
October 25, 2016
Panel studying payments for Medicaid providers wants Legislature's appropriators to plot the map
PIERRE — The Legislature's interim committee that spent four meetings studying payment methodologies for providers of Medicaid services...
October 25, 2016 - 5:13pm
October 13, 2016
District 20 State Senate candidates square off in first public forum
The two candidates for District 20 state senator sparred over Medicaid expansion and legislative redistricting at a public forum held Thursday....
October 13, 2016 - 9:46pm
June 28, 2016
Legislators want hard data for Medicaid reimbursement
PIERRE—The cost reports filed with state government by Medicaid providers that form the basis for reimbursement rates often haven't been timely or weren't filed at all, a panel of South Dakota legislators learned Monday. Jason Dilges, the governor's commissioner of finance and...
June 28, 2016 - 10:58am
June 23, 2016
House candidate calls for Noem's help on Medicaid expansion, questions IHS record
SIOUX FALLS — State Rep. Paula Hawks is calling for her opponent in the 2016 South Dakota Congressional election, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, to use her influence as a Republican Party leader in the state to lobby for Medicaid expansion.
June 23, 2016 - 5:41pm
June 3, 2016
Local legislators mulling over Medicaid expansion
Gov. Dennis Daugaard may be convinced that South Dakota can expand Medicaid, but District 20 legislators are not so sure. On Tuesday, Gov. Daugaard said if plans appear politically viable, he would like to call a special legislative session in June or July. Medicaid is a free or low-cost...
June 3, 2016 - 10:28am
March 2, 2016
Senate scuttles House attempt to hog-tie Medicaid expansion
PIERRE—Democratic and Republican leaders of the state Senate agreed Wednesday there's no need for a law that would require a governor to receive the Legislature's approval to expand Medicaid eligibility. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 to reject the proposal from...
March 2, 2016 - 5:36pm
March 1, 2016
Governor delays Medicaid decision; team proceeds on plan to improve health care services for IHS patients
PIERRE—With nine working days left, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday there isn't sufficient time in the 2016 legislative session to decide if government-funded Medicaid health services should cover more lower-income working people in South Dakota. Daugaard said a special legislative...
March 1, 2016 - 10:39am
February 29, 2016
Governor won't pursue Medicaid expansion this session
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday that he won't pursue an expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota during the current legislative session. The governor made the announcement after getting input from federal officials about policy revisions necessary to satisfy his...
February 29, 2016 - 3:58pm
February 25, 2016
House votes to force governor to seek permission on Medicaid
PIERRE—House Republican leader Brian Gosch said Wednesday he doesn't think Medicaid expansion will occur in South Dakota this year. The Rapid City lawmaker's remark came as the state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to require the governor to seek the Legislature's explicit...
February 25, 2016 - 10:58am
December 24, 2015
Governor wants Medicaid providers to be paid at least 90 percent of costs
PIERRE—State government hasn't kept pace with costs incurred by providers of Medicaid services in South Dakota, according to an analysis by the Daugaard administration. The most recent information, in some cases from as long ago as 2010, shows providers of seven types of Medicaid...
December 24, 2015 - 9:54am
December 14, 2015
OPINION: Considering our options on Medicaid
In the past, I've been unwilling to support expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota. Without a plan to cover the state costs, I have opposed expansion....
December 14, 2015 - 10:29pm
OPINION: With Medicaid request, governor must triumph over hatred for Obama
PIERRE — It doesn't take much pawing to unearth this truth in South Dakota. Many Republican elected officials don't like President Barack...
December 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
December 4, 2015
Gov. Daugaard might pursue work requirement as component of Medicaid expansion, aide says
December 4, 2015 - 8:56am
November 30, 2015
Lawmakers mulling state’s major issues
’Tis the season to start getting political. With Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s annual budget address about one week away and state legislators preparing...
November 30, 2015 - 9:17am