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Vote YES on SB 186 to Expand Medicaid Eligibility

State lawmakers in the South Dakota Legislature are debating a bill that would expand Medicaid eligibility to include working South Dakotans who make less than $18,000 per year.

Over 42,000 hard-working parents, farmers, and small business employees who are currently struggling to get access to affordable health care would gain coverage if Medicaid expansion passes – either in the state legislature or by voters deciding on their November ballots.

Residents in rural communities already have to travel too far for healthcare. Without Medicaid, many rural hospitals would be forced to close, leaving entire communities without access to the care they need.

8 in 10 South Dakotans across the political spectrum agree that expanding Medicaid is important and necessary.

South Dakota is one of only twelve states that has not expanded Medicaid, and we are missing out. Taxes that South Dakotans have already paid are currently being used to finance healthcare in states like Nebraska, Oklahoma and North Dakota, which have already expanded their Medicaid programs.

Above all, we believe expanding Medicaid is the right thing to do to help struggling South Dakotans.

Tell lawmakers to vote YES on SB 186 to Expand Medicaid.

 

 

 

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Vote YES on SB 186 to Expand Medicaid Eligibility
Dear Senator,

I am your constituent, and I urge you to vote YES on Senate Bill 186 to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income South Dakotans. This bill would extend health coverage to over 42,000 hard-working parents, farmers, and small business employees who are currently struggling to access affordable healthcare.

Residents in rural communities already have to travel too far for their healthcare. Without Medicaid, many rural hospitals would be forced to close, leaving entire communities without access to the care they need.

It’s critical for the health of our citizens aged 50+ that we expand this benefit to South Dakotans with lower incomes.

It's time to pass Medicaid Expansion, bring our tax money back home to boost South Dakota’s economy, create jobs, and keep rural hospitals open.

Again, I ask that you please vote YES on Senate Bill 186.

Sincerely, your constituent,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]