Democrat Billie Sutton says the cost of expanding Medicaid is around 100 million dollars through the year 2020 but the state would receive around 2 billion dollars of federal funds in return. "The economic impact of that 2 billion dollars would actually make our state money after we pay for Medicaid expansion," says Sutton, "There’s a study done by two professors out of the University of Nebraska and it stated that we would gain 64 million dollars over the next 7 years if we expanded Medicaid in South Dakota. That’s after Medicaid expansion is paid for." [Jackelyn Severin, SDPB]Wyoming's Republican-dominated legislators are moving similar proposals through that body supported by a GOP governor.
Legislative crackerbarrels are being held throughout South Dakota: go encourage them to pass health protection for working class citizens and families.
#SDLeg Cracker Barrels in Brookings, Huron, Rapid City, Vermillion, Watertown and Yankton today - http://t.co/gYnctK3K1I. #sdedu
— asbsd_org (@asbsd_org) January 31, 2015