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Economists Expect Less Money Coming From Taxes, Schools and Hospitals Getting Nervous

The promise of a budget surplus in December has dissipated into cold reality.  As the South Dakota Legislature wraps up their main session this week, the funding projections are somewhat lower than first anticipated.  

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Plea for Full Disclosure with Affordable Care Act

Kristi Noem expresses a worry about the tremendous weight the federal government is putting on children.

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Tuberculosis at an All-Time Low in South Dakota

South Dakota logged a record low number of tuberculosis(TB) cases in 2013.

State Health Department officials say nine cases were reported for the year, the lowest number ever.

State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says TB has in the past been a challenge, with 512 cases reported in 1950, when the state had two active TB hospitals

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Few South Dakotans Sign Up for Health Care in First Two Months Via Healthcare.gov

(NPN) – Fewer than 400 South Dakotans have obtained health care insurance through the healthcare.gov from Oct. 1. to Nov. 30, 2013.

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REPORT: South Dakota Hospitals Above U.S. Average for Medicare Penalties

(NPN) – South Dakota’s hospital wereslightly above the national average for being penalized on Medicare billings, according to a study released earlier this month by Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio.

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58 South Dakotans Enrolled in an ACA Health Care Plan in October

(NPN) - According to the U.S. Department of Health, 58 South Dakotans obtained actual health insurance policies from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. 

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STUDY: Some South Dakota ‘Off Exchange’ Health Plans May Be Cheaper

(NPN) – Though information is still sketchy, at least one South Dakota non-federal health insurance plan may be less expensive than its on-exchange counterpart, says a new study.

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So, What’s the Deal With That Health Care Law?

Bullet points not politics is what I am looking for. So I set out to find out. And I figured that if I want to know, you might too.

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Paul Bunyan: The New Face of Minnesota Health Care

The iconic Paul Bunyan is the new face of Minnesota health care. Needless to say, the Bemidji mayor is not amused, insisting Paul is not a "doofus."

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Obama-scare: Why Republicans Hate the Affordable Care Act [OPINION]

If a handful of extreme Republicans in Congress get their way, the government will be shut down unless Obamacare is defunded.

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