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Fri Jul 15, 2016, 04:30 AM

Daugaard gets another chance to tout Medicaid

Gov. Dennis Daugaard isn't done talking about Medicaid.

The governor used radio appearances Monday to make the case for expanding the insurance program for needy people in the 2017 legislative session.

On KELO-AM, the governor told host Greg Belfrage that holding a special session to discuss expansion would have been fruitless and mired in "political drama."

But the topic could be more favorable in the 2017, he said, after lawmakers are able to delve into the plan, which involves using savings from a federal policy change. The change lets the state spend less on health care for Medicaid-eligible Native Americans, enough to cover the cost of expanding Medicaid to up to 50,000 South Dakotans.

Read more: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2016/07/11/daugaard-gets-another-chance-tout-medicaid-plan/86940456/

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