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Do you struggle to  afford prescription drugs? Have you ever been without health care? Do you have a family member, loved one, or employee who needs to visit the dentist? We want to hear from you!

In 2020 Missouri passed Medicaid expansion by constitutional amendment. In 2022 South Dakota can too.

One neighbor. Helping another. That's something Dakotans for Health understands.

Congressman Earl Pomeroy

Valley City, North Dakota

"I couldn't thank each and every one of you enough for supporting Dakotans for Health and their worthy effort to expand Medicaid."

Governor Steve Bullock

Missoula, Montana

"I want to thank Dakotans for Health and all of you for doing this. It makes such a big difference to your state. Keep up the good work."

Dr. Nancy Babbit

Rapid City, South Dakota

"Dakotans for Health can be relied on to be a strong ally in our fight for affordable healthcare. That is why you see so many doctors and patients supporting their efforts."

Remi Beautiful Bald Eagle

Eagle Butte, South Dakota

"Dakotans for Health has a deep commitment to this land and to the well being of Indian Country. I am grateful for their efforts to improve our healthcare systems."

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I joined Dakotans for Health because my family, like many others in South Dakota, are impacted by a lack of Medicaid expansion. I have to be an advocate for change.

Sierra Wolcott |  Sisseton, SD

Why Dakotans for Health?

HHS Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield (RN)

Grand Forks, North Dakota

"I couldn't be more thrilled about what Dakotans for Health is doing. Their efforts will be critical to the success of South Dakota's rural health system."

Senator Tom Daschle

Aberdeen, South Dakota

"I want to thank Dakotans for Health for their work on Medicaid expansion. It will be hard. But that is an excuse history never accepts."

President Rodney Bordeaux

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

"I would like to thank Dakotans for Health for taking on this very important effort to expand Medicaid. We know they can be relied on to be a strong voice for Indian Country."

Steve Hildebrand

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

"Grassroots networks like Dakotans for Health are critical to success of ballot measures like Medicaid expansion."

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We know Dakotans for Health can be trusted to stand up for working families. That is why the IBEW supports their constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

We are dedicated to improving healthcare and health outcomes in the Dakotas.

James Hereen

Yankton, South Dakota

"The Teamsters have a friend in Dakotans for Health. The Local 120 is proud to back up their effort to expand Medicaid."

Representative Mark Anderson

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

"It has been eleven years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The time to expand Medicaid is now. What Dakotans for Health is doing is right."

Commander Pat Miller MD, MP

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

"Who would oppose affordable prescription drugs and health insurance for 42,000 of our friends and neighbors? I'm proud to support Dakotans for Health. "

Dr. Kevin Weiland MD, MP

Rapid City, South Dakota

"Dakotans for Health is following the same model we did in 2006 to pass the smoking ban: they care. They are organizing. They are doing the work. It is fantastic."