Monday, July 18, 2016

Toll from Daugaard health care leadership failures mounting

A Feeding America survey shows 105,880 people in South Dakota are food insecure. Homelessness in the state is rampant; drunk driving, meth use and teen binge drinking are off the charts.
South Dakota's beleaguered state-run mental health hospital is operating without accreditation from a widely used industry review organization. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office downplayed the importance of accreditation, though, characterizing the seal of approval as an unnecessary expense.
Read the rest here.

And from Bill Janklow's idea of public radio:
State health officials warn that sexually transmitted diseases are at a 30 year high in South Dakota. In South Dakota this year there are over 2,000 cases of chlamydia, over 600 cases of gonorrhea and 17 cases of syphilis. The ages most affected are young adults.
Read or listen here.

Meanwhile, climate change denier Daugaard is presiding over an exodus of educators fleeing the failed red state as his cronies plot to prevent medical insurance for South Dakota's least fortunate even as his office touts a budget surplus.

Make South Dakota great again. Flush the SDGOP.


  1. Amused, a significant number of Medicaid recipients are the elderly in SD family farms plan ahead and start now for mom and pop so it appears like they are broke in a few years when nursing home care is needed. There is a five year clause in transferring properties and monies, once the 5 years are up social services cannot go back and collect on any assets, so the state is suppose to pay for mom and pop now. Medicaid isn't only for the women with 4 kids and people who are told to get "a job" The state tell the women in SD no abortions, have to have the kids, then your on your own, and after you have to have the kid, we will cut funds on health insurances So the least fortunate good percentage are single women and elderly.

  2. Social Security pays the lion's share of personal property taxes in South Dakota. Daugaard's hypocrisy is boundless.


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