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Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
Mellette school is 2nd in state to approve armed staffers
California AG bans state travel to South Dakota, 3 other states
'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
LETTER: Bill to help pollinators should have passed
Thune: Drought aid triggered for 6 South Dakota counties
Minnesota farm couple raising sheep to help in treating human disease
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
Rebuild-a-Bulls: Butler trade signals hard Chicago reset
Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers power past Nationals
Staying in front of the ball: Post 18 infielders leading strong defense
Traxler: Travels brings sports shortlist into focus
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Barry Dean Grabenstein
Paul J. Mertz
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
LETTER: Bill to help pollinators should have passed
LETTER: This world is full of hate
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
LETTER: Believe we can with ethanol
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Friedrick 60th anniversary
Marlene and Pat Weller
March 27, 2017
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Medicaid expansion in South Dakota remains dead in the water despite the Affordable Care Act remaining in place. According to Gov. Dennis Daugaard's...
March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 9, 2017
New GOP health care act takes initial steps in House committees
"Flexibility" and "affordability" were two key words emphasized by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem Thursday as the GOP's plans to repeal and replace Obamacare...
March 9, 2017 - 6:50pm
March 3, 2017
Thune says Obamacare repeal few weeks away
The first steps to repeal and replace Obamacare are expected to surface in the next few weeks, according to U.S. Sen. John Thune. The third-term...
March 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
December 1, 2016
Rounds expects Obamacare repeal in first week of Trump presidency
With conservative presidential administration soon joining a Republican-led Congress, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds is optimistic about the direction...
December 1, 2016 - 6:06pm
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 28, 2016
OPINION: Six year check-up of Obamacare
Six years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Commonly called Obamacare, this law was intended to provide all Americans with access to quality, affordable, low-cost health care. Not surprisingly, we have found that the opposite is happening. Instead,...
March 28, 2016 - 8:23pm
December 9, 2015
OPINION: The fight to repeal Obamacare
Before it became law, Republicans in Congress warned of the damage the so-called Affordable Care Act would cause and the burdens the American...
December 9, 2015 - 2:53pm
October 29, 2015
Affordable Care Act outreach planned
A health insurance outreach and educational event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Community Room, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. The open enrollment for 2016 coverage at HealthCare.gov begins on Nov. 1 and ends on Jan. 31. To help people understand the...
October 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
October 6, 2015
OPINION: A double-digit disaster
Nearly one in three health insurance plans sold nationwide on HealthCare.gov next year will see double-digit rate increases. In South Dakota, those kinds of increases are expected for 100 percent of the plans, according to an analysis done by Agile Health Insurance in September. ...
October 6, 2015 - 8:36am
April 21, 2015
Seeking Obamacare alternative, U.S. Republicans eye tax credits
If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. But key parts of it may resemble the one President Barack Obama delivered five years ago in the Affordable...
April 21, 2015 - 4:43pm
March 24, 2015
Cost of caring for uninsured fell by $7.4B in '14, report says
The costs of caring for the uninsured at U.S. hospitals fell by an estimated $7.4 billion in 2014 due to the expansion of healthcare to millions of people under Obamacare, according to a government report released on Monday. In 2014, hospitals' uncompensated care costs were estimated...
March 24, 2015 - 11:26am
December 14, 2014
Consumers having less trouble in ACA's second round
PIERRE (AP) — Buying coverage during the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period hasn't been as difficult for South Dakotans as it was during the program's inaugural window. Monday is the final day for South Dakotans to enroll in health coverage for Jan. 1 through...
December 14, 2014 - 7:44pm
November 20, 2014
MERCER: Republicans feel safe battering Obamacare
PIERRE — Time for a confession: As a human being, I don't understand why so many people want to repeal Obamacare. The whole point of the Affordable Care Act, I thought, was to require that almost everybody have health coverage, either through insurance or the government. If...
November 20, 2014 - 8:54am
November 18, 2014
COLUMN: Who's between you and your doctor?
How many times have you heard politicians say that no bureaucrat should come between you and your doctor? You and your physician should decide when you need to go to the hospital or when you might want to wait out that cold before taking an antibiotic. At least that's been the American...
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
OPINION: Should you be able to see any doctor you want?
WASHINGTON — People don't like being told "no," especially when it comes to something as personal as their health care. They also don't...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm