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Medicaid Expansion Gets Hearing In South Dakota Legislature [AUDIO]

The South Dakota Senate and House health committees, will hold a joint hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday February 20 in the state capital. A bi-partisan group of 19 lawmakers is working to collect data and promote discussion on the expansion.

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Struggling Seniors Set to Win One, Lose One

WASHINGTON - First the good news: the Obama Administration has indicated through the White House Press Secretary that it will not agree to increase the eligibility age for Medicare as part of the upcoming sequester negotiations.

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Bush, McCain Attend National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese Bishop Silent On Medicaid Expansion

One of the tenets of the Catholic Church along with Christianity in general is to be generous to the poor. As the leader of Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, Bishop Paul Swain holds a lot of sway over a significant number of parishioners.

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Doctor Examines X-Ray (FILE)

Governor Dennis Daugaard Wants Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he hopes Congress will change the federal health care law to give states more flexibility in expanding Medicaid.

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Medicaid Fraud Sentence Suspended for Optometrist

A former optometrist has received a suspended sentence on charges of committing Medicaid fraud.

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Doctor (FILE)

South Dakota Health Care Providers Urge Medicaid Expansion

South Dakota doctors and hospitals are urging the state to expand its Medicaid program so thousands of additional low-income residents can receive coverage.

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Cash Register (FILE)

South Dakota Voters Reject Sales Hikes, Grants

South Dakota voters have rejected a proposal to raise the state sales tax to provide more money for schools and the Medicaid program that provides health care to low-income people.

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Senior Citizens

Report on Privatized Medicare Cost Becomes Campaign Fodder

A study out today on how much a privatized Medicare system might cost recipients has already become fodder for the presidential campaigns.

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Optometrist Admits Guilt, Faces Sentencing

An optometrist who most recently practiced in Rapid City is to be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to two felonies involving Medicaid fraud.
Attorney General Marty Jackley says 60-year-old Doctor Cary Feldman of Spearfish entered the guilty plea to grand theft by deception, a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison, and making false claims, a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000

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