Medicaid Expansion Begins Today In South Dakota, Overcoming Years Of Republican Roadblocks

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2023
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South Dakota Saturday finally implements voters desire to extend Medicaid benefits to more than 40,000 low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act after years of intense Republican opposition and failed GOP efforts to derail expanded health coverage for the poor. The expansion, which takes effect, comes following a vote in November by a wide margin of South Dakotans to expand Medicaid under the ACA by ballot measure, dealing a political blow to Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, an ally of Donald Trump who failed several times to repeal the ACA, also...

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