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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.

(NPN) -- Davita Si

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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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Sebelius Asks for Investigation of Flawed Website

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.

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Obama’s Fixer-upper Website Races to Catch Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.

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REPORT: South Dakota Hospitals Above U.S. Average for Medicare Penalties

(NPN) – South Dakota’s hospital wereslightly above the national average for being penalized on Medicare billings, according to a study released earlier this month by Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio.

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Sanford Looks to Firm Up Plans for Clinic in China

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health officials hope a trip to China will help the Dakotas-based health network firm up plans for a clinic there.

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