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Dennis Daugaard

Coalition created by Daugaard meets on Medicaid expansion

A coalition of health representatives and state and tribal officials established by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to explore the possibility of expanding Medicaid in South Dakota is first focusing on how to free up enough funds to pay for the state's share. The Health Care Solutions Coalition met for the first time Wednesday in Fort Pierre. The Daugaard administration has broadly outlined to federal officials a proposal to expand the health coverage program for low-income and disabled people and the federal government is taking the ideas seriously, said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, a senior adviser to the governor. Members of the coalition will work out the details of paying for the state's...