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Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Former trooper guilty of taking $70K steps down from school board
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Consignment sale brings huge crowd, unique animals to Platte
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal
U.S. corn farmers worry as Mexico woos South American suppliers
Official: Cattle prices have stabilized
Home-court advantage benefitting Tiger women
Class B state wrestling preview: Titans' Urban looks for state success as a senior
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
State wrestling: Kernels hoping to carry momentum into state
Blackhawks breeze into region final
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
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LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: When will GOP take its role seriously?
LETTER: Don't cut corners on the Corn Palace
LETTER: Voter faith in SD Legislature is eroding
LETTER: Rough start for GOP
Wiltz: Excitement in elk hunting and ice fishing
Pheasant Country chapter honored for habitat efforts
GF&P, SDSU partnering for five-year project to equip birds with radio collars
Wiltz: Sage grouse receive big bucks
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
Marcella and Elmer Werning
February 18, 2014
SD panel rejects request for Medicaid expansion
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat the bill. It would have required...
February 18, 2014 - 11:43am
February 12, 2014
SD health care sign-ups reach more than 5,000
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More than 5,000 South Dakota residents signed up for private health insurance during the first four months of the nation's federally run online marketplace. A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday said 5,077 South Dakotans...
February 12, 2014 - 7:08pm
February 9, 2014
SD bill would regulate health insurance helpers
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature. The sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup, acknowledges that he...
February 9, 2014 - 10:56pm
January 31, 2014
TIM JOHNSON: New year, new health care benefits
By Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. As millions of Americans celebrated the New Year by toasting with friends and family and making resolutions, Jan. 1 ushered in a new era in our nation’s health care system. The Affordable Care Act is now delivering new protections and opportunities...
January 31, 2014 - 8:02pm
SD governor seeks Medicaid expansion waiver
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he is once again asking federal officials to let the state expand the Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services only to those most in need. The federal health care overhaul gives states the option of expanding...
January 31, 2014 - 7:25pm
January 27, 2014
Lawmakers cautious about Medicaid plan
Legislation coming, District 20 delegation says, but not to feds’ liking.
January 27, 2014 - 6:44am
January 25, 2014
SD lawmakers continue Medicaid talks
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders from both parties said Friday they are discussing the possibility of expanding the Medicaid program to provide medical care for additional poor people, but much depends on how much flexibility federal officials would give the state...
January 25, 2014 - 6:50am
January 10, 2014
NOEM: Resting Obamacare on the backs of young people
Like many parents in South Dakota, I want more opportunities and a greater country for my kids than I inherited. That’s why I entered public service in the first place. In recent years, I have been very worried about the tremendous weight the federal government is putting on...
January 10, 2014 - 10:27am
January 8, 2014
MILBANK: Republicans keep repeating themselves
WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday outlined his party's priorities for 2014. They are, in ascending order of importance: Obamacare. Obamacare! Obamacare! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE!!! "We've promised...
January 8, 2014 - 11:52am
December 30, 2013
Area Obamacare navigator: Many clients have never had insurance
Obamacare questions Lizzy Bolander can be reached by phone at (605) 487-7634 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions that...
December 30, 2013 - 5:48pm
New test of Obamacare starts New Year’s Day
1.1 million have signed up for coverage plans.
December 30, 2013 - 12:28pm
December 27, 2013
LETTER: Expand Medicaid under Obamacare
To the Editor: How in good conscience can we leave thousands of South Dakota people without insurance? This is an issue that we should not play politics with. One would tend to think we have little concern for the health care interests of these people if we do not expand Medicaid...
December 27, 2013 - 10:12pm
OPINION: Health care economics explained
By The Washington Post First, President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act forced millions to switch their insurance plans. Now, critics say, those people can’t keep their doctors, either. Another broken promise? More proof the ACA is a disaster? Not quite: As with all...
December 27, 2013 - 10:59am
December 25, 2013
More than 2,500 SD residents sign up with Obamacare exchange
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More than 2,500 South Dakotans have signed up for health insurance on the new federal exchange that’s part of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Avera insurance plans chief administrative officer Debra Muller tells the Argus Leader she thinks the...
December 25, 2013 - 10:35pm
OPINION: Signing up for Obamacare a challenge
By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Buying health insurance is tough enough for anyone. It’s hard to slog through the terminology. You have to ponder the unknowns about next year’s illnesses and make your best guess about the coverage you’ll need. Add in the hassle...
December 25, 2013 - 10:27pm