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On Election Day, South Dakotans will have the option on their ballot to expand Medicaid coverage.
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Across the state, 16,000 adults are uninsured because they can’t afford private coverage, but their incomes disqualify them from Medicaid.
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A new state poll finds that supporters currently outweigh the opposition, but a large percentage have not made up their minds.
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A pledge to sharply reduce infant mortality by 2023 faces daunting obstacles.
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The state acknowledges doula services as part of the solution to reduce maternal mortality.
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Highly valued, proven effective and undercompensated.
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Patients who hadn’t sought health care in years flocked to clinics when a temporary pandemic program expanded Medicaid access to the commonwealth’s guest worker population.
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Ma’Siah’s asthma was uncontrolled. And when his mother watched him, her feelings went from joy to helplessness.
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The move in health care to value-based payments has not solved racial health disparities. In some cases, it's even made them worse.
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A legacy of injustice and inequity underpins reproductive health care disparities faced today by people of color.

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