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South Dakota Benefits Require Some State Employees to Travel for Lowest Rates

State employees will now have to travel to Sioux Falls and other eastern cities for the most affordable specialty services.

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Brookings Health System: State Staff Go to Sioux Falls

The CEO of the Brookings Health System says more than 3,000 state employees have to get medical care in Sioux Falls because the state plan effectively cuts out the Brookings hospital.

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Congress Passes Bill to Allow Better Health Care Access for Veterans

Amid the unfolding mess surrounding the care of veterans, Congress took a step to ease pressure on the system. 

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Rounds: Federal Government Is in the Health Care Rationing Business

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds is clear about what he thinks about Obamacare.

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Economists Expect Less Money Coming From Taxes. Schools and Hospitals Getting Nervous.

The promise of a budget surplus in December has dissipated into cold reality.  As the South Dakota Legislature wraps up their main session this week, the funding projections are somewhat lower than first anticipated.  

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Davita Opens First Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinic in Sioux Falls

(NPN) -- Sioux Falls dialysis patients now have the option of parking by the front door instead of having to go to the hospital ramp, take a skywalk then an elevator to dialyze—and stay healthy.

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Plea for Full Disclosure with Affordable Care Act

Kristi Noem expresses a worry about the tremendous weight the federal government is putting on children.

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Tuberculosis at an All-Time Low in South Dakota

South Dakota logged a record low number of tuberculosis(TB) cases in 2013.

State Health Department officials say nine cases were reported for the year, the lowest number ever.

State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says TB has in the past been a challenge, with 512 cases reported in 1950, when the state had two active TB hospitals

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Over 2,500 South Dakota Residents Sign Up with Exchange

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — More than 2,500 South Dakotans have signed up for health insurance on the new federal exchange that's part of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Few South Dakotans Sign Up for Health Care in First Two Months Via Healthcare.gov

(NPN) – Fewer than 400 South Dakotans have obtained health care insurance through the healthcare.gov from Oct. 1. to Nov. 30, 2013.

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