Right now, too many South Dakotans work at jobs that don’t offer health insurance, forcing thousands of our neighbors and family members to choose between life-saving care and putting food on the table.
Expanding Medicaid will change that for nearly 55,000 South Dakotans, making our families healthier and our economy stronger. It will deliver healthcare to those who need it but can’t afford it, including many parents, seniors, and hardworking folks who earn less than $17,000 a year. It will also bring more than $400 million of our tax dollars home from Washington, D.C. every year that will make it possible to provide health insurance to the uninsured, protect our rural hospitals, boost our economy, and create thousands of new jobs.
Those are the reasons 38 other states have already chosen to expand #Medicaid and why Dakotans for Health thinks South Dakota should too. It is also why we are going to submit and pass a ballot measure in 2022 for #MedicaidExpansionSD and why we need your help.