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Task force discusses pros and cons to Medicaid expansion

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The State of South Dakota chose not to expand Medicaid during the 2013 legislative session but wants input for the future.

"The Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force" had a meeting to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of expanding Medicaid in South Dakota.

The task force is made up of legislators, doctors, and dentists and is tasked with giving input on what they think would be the pros and cons of expanding Medicaid.

After a meeting between members of the task force the public was invited to give input on the issues.

Members of the group see it as a way to get feedback from the citizens and leaders of South Dakota.

" I hope a lot of people show up to testify because we want to hear from the citizens from this state and their thought's on this and their thoughts on why they believe we should or why we shouldn't expand Medicaid. I think it's important we have a lot of stakeholders at the table to have this healthy discussion about medicaid expansion in South Dakota,"  said Deb Bowman,  Senior Advisor to the Governor.

 " I think to is hopefully a pivotal point in determination to take on the difficult task of making a difficult decision regarding expansion of Medicaid and I think it will be done thoughtfully and it's a good outcome for people of South Dakota," said Sherry Bea Smith.

This was the second of four meetings aimed at getting input from members as well as the public.

A final report on the meetings is due September 15th when Governor Daugaard will review the information found in the meetings.

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