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To the Editor: Rounds spreads fabrications about health care Former governor Mike Rounds in his campaign for a Senate nomination has been running an ad in which he charges that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) "stole" $700 billion from Medicare and therefore harms South...
May 9, 2014 - 8:55pm
May 1, 2014
13K in SD got health insurance using marketplace
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The number of South Dakotans who chose health plans using the new insurance marketplace created by the nation's health care law during open enrollment that ended in March was about two-thirds of a target by the federal government. A federal...
May 1, 2014 - 11:30pm
April 29, 2014
SD gov allows insurers to renew 'non-compliant' plans
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will allow insurers to renew existing insurance plans for individuals and small groups, regardless of whether the plans comply with the provisions of the nation's new health care law. Daugaard says the decision will allow...
April 29, 2014 - 2:10pm
March 23, 2014
LETTER: Obama’s actions not those of a Christian
To the Editor: An article published on Feb. 7 in The Daily Republic about a Washington, D.C., prayer breakfast highlighted Barack Obama’s “Christian faith” The writer said, “Obama, a Christian, does not talk frequently about his faith.” Christian? Obama’s father...
March 23, 2014 - 9:07pm
March 20, 2014
MILBANK: GOP back from the dead
The Republicans’ short-term advantage masks their failure to improve their standing among the key demographic groups — particularly Latinos, women and young voters — they will need if they are to win the presidency in 2016 or beyond.
March 20, 2014 - 11:45am
March 16, 2014
LETTER: Do good, expand Medicaid in SD
To the Editor: Commandment No. 11: "Today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality," Pope Francis. Our Catholic leader knows the signs of the times and sees the writing on the wall. Actions of inclusion and exclusion have grave consequences....
March 16, 2014 - 12:22pm
March 14, 2014
PARKER: President trending on Twitter - is that appropriate?
I must need to smoke pot. How else to explain why I wasn’t getting President Obama’s interview on “Between Two Ferns,” the Web show hosted by Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover” fame. Or perhaps I needed a hangover, which isn’t likely to happen during these Lenten...
March 14, 2014 - 7:36am
March 13, 2014
SD House kills measure condemning Obamacare
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has killed a resolution to condemn the federal health care overhaul known as Obamacare but is formaly the Affordable Care Act. The House and Senate approved different versions of the resolution and could not agree Wednesday to a compromise...
March 13, 2014 - 5:35pm
March 12, 2014
SD lawmakers: How do we hate Obamacare? Let us count the ways
Disagreements over specific language scuttle resolution stating opposition to Affordable Care Act.
March 12, 2014 - 11:52pm
March 11, 2014
Dakotans lag in insurance marketplace enrollment
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Less than 50 percent of people living in North and South Dakota eligible to sign up for health care coverage under the nation's new marketplace have selected a plan. In North Dakota, where 10,394 people are eligible to pick a plan, slightly more than 5,200...
March 11, 2014 - 6:03pm
March 9, 2014
LETTER: Expand Medicaid, give everyone a voice
To the Editor: The shock at the House State Affairs Committee hearing on Medicaid expansion (HB 1210) on Feb. 19 in Pierre was palpable. A collective "Ohhhhh, no," was expressed by many of the 40-plus audience members, as the committee voted 8-5 to move the bill to the 41st day,...
March 9, 2014 - 9:56pm
March 6, 2014
Daugaard still hopes for partial Medicaid waiver
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday he still hopes federal officials will eventually decide to let the state expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer poor people than envisioned in the federal health overhaul. Federal...
March 6, 2014 - 6:56pm
March 3, 2014
Affordable Care Act helping more kids see dentist
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, but across South Dakota, the Northern Plains and the nation there are new requirements that could help take a bite out of the problem. Pediatric dental care is one of the essential benefits under the Affordable...
March 3, 2014 - 9:42pm
February 25, 2014
THUNE: Obamacare creates disincentives to work
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 level since Jimmy Carter occupied the White House. CBS News reported in February that the economy would have to gain an average of 285,000 jobs per...
February 25, 2014 - 7:26am
February 20, 2014
SD senator gives up on bill to regulate Obamacare navigators
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota senator asked a committee Thursday to defeat a bill he drafted regulating the navigators who help sign up people for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. Sen. Al Novstrup said there is nothing to keep a felon from becoming...
February 20, 2014 - 2:32pm