South Dakotans Decide Healthcare organization gathers 33,921 valid signatures


South Dakotans Decide Healthcare, a broad coalition of patient advocates, nurses, healthcare providers, farmers, religious leaders, educators and more, today announced it has collected more than 33,921 signatures valid to ensure that the Medicaid expansion will present itself to voters in South Dakota. November.

Zach Marcus, South Dakotans Decide Healthcare Campaign Director, issued the following statement: “We are grateful to the more than 47,000 South Dakotas who have signed our petition to expand access to affordable coverage options. declare over $ 63 million in the process. It’s time to bring South Dakota taxpayer dollars home, instead of sending them to New York and California to pay for their health care. “

Marcus continued, “The expansion of Medicaid is good business for South Dakota. It will boost the economy, create jobs, save rural hospitals, and every dollar South Dakotas don’t have to spend to pay off medical debt means more money to spend in their local communities. It is a matter of health, but it is also a fiscal and economic question of common sense.

South Dakotas decide health care also released their first general election announcement this afternoon. This ad will run on various digital platforms and educate South Dakota voters about the benefits South Dakotas will receive directly from the expansion of Medicaid in the state.

South Dakotans Decide Healthcare has been approved by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, AARP South Dakota, South Dakota State Medical Association, South Dakota Nurses Association, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, South Dakota Education Association, South Dakota Farmers Union, Dakota Community Healthcare, Great Plains Tribal Presidents Health Council, Avera Health, Monument Health, Sanford Health, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, South Dakota Faith in Public Life, and more. It is one of the largest coalitions to ever launch an election campaign in the history of the state.

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