Governor Dennis Daugaard says he won’t call a special session of the state legislature to vote on Medicaid expansion.
Daugaard says he has a plan that would not cost the state additional money, and guarantees the federal government will pay for Native American healthcare.
Daugaard says several legislators requested more time to study his plan for Medicaid expansion. His plan would expand coverage to 50,000 South Dakotans between the ages of 18 and 65.
Representative Jim Bolin says there wasn’t enough support in the House to approve the governor’s plan.