Sombke says state needs to approve Medicaid Expansion

CONDE, S.D. (WNAX) – The major concern for one South Dakota Farm group is the need for affordable health care for farmers and ranchers. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says the state needs to approve Medicaid Expansion to help those who aren’t covered.

He says many without coverage are farmers.

Sombke says his group has been lobbying legislators for health care help but elected representatives are following party policy rather than the needs of their constituents.

Sombke says South Dakota Farmers Union will be pushing state lawmakers on this issue and his group has also been working with a coalition including members of the health care industry to find better health care options for rural residents.