Medicaid Expansion Drive Makes SD Ballot


    A proposal to expand Medicaid eligibility in South Dakota will appear on the November ballot. 

     The secretary of state’s office announced Monday that Constitutional Amendment D was validated after more than 38,000 people signed petitions to put it on the ballot. That was well above the level needed.

     . South Dakota is one of 12 states that has not accepted federal incentives to expand Medicaid eligibility, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

     If voters approve, the program would be made available to 42,500 additional South Dakotans in its first year, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Research Council.