Coalition attempting to get Medicare expansion issue on 2022 ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A coalition of health care organizations, patient advocates and grassroots organizations is coming together in an attempt to get a measure on the 2022 ballot to expand Medicare.

Deb Peters with the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations says current Medicaid services are limited.

Peters says it takes quite a while to get the petition process going.

Peters says it’s a question of healthcare access.

This initiative is separate from one being organized by “Dakotans for Health” which are also pushing Medicaid expansion.