AARP-South Dakota support Medicaid expansion

SOUTH DAKOTA(WNAX)- South Dakota voters will have a chance in November to decide on Medicaid expansion.

Erik Gaikowski, state director of AARP-South Dakota says they are supporting that.

Gaikowski says without that expanded funding, many rural health care providers may close.

Gaikowski says the state would also get hundreds of millions of federal dollars connected to Medicaid expansion.

A constitutional amendment expanding Medicaid has been certified for the November election while an initiated measure is waiting on certification from the Secretary of State’s office.