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Public News Service - SD: Mental Health

A recent poll shows growing bipartisan support for Medicaid expansion among South Dakota voters. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – A growing number of voters in South Dakota say they want to expand Medicaid coverage through federal funding. A recent poll commissioned by the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network shows 74 percent of voters support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's expansion plans. That's up

At least 60 health, business and nonprofit groups are supporting Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - At least 60 businesses, nonprofits and healthcare organizations are now backing Gov. Dennis Daugaard's ideas to expand Medicaid in South Dakota. The group is calling itself "It Makes Sense for South Dakota." Supporters say the expansion plans will not increase the state's general bud

Several South Dakota mentoring services are looking for volunteers. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today, the nation is focused on the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. And with January being National Mentoring Month, some mentoring services in South Dakota say they are in need of help. Groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters say th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A summer study group, the "Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force" was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard to study the possible expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota. The expansion, part of the federal Affordable Care Act, would potentially extend coverage to about 5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - This summer, there will be another chance for South Dakotans to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security. Last year, members of AARP South Dakota held meetings in each of the state's 66 counties as part of their "You've Earned a Say" campaign. According to the grou

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - When Congress passed the "sequester" cuts as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board reductions were imposed on a number of agencies. The National Institutes of Health lost 5 percent of their budget, about $1.6 billion dollars. According to Pam Miller of the Am

PHOTO: Research indicates that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, research indicates. Parents can often see issues that arise but may not know where to turn. Jennifer Kline, executive director of South Dakota Voices for Children, says it is sometimes difficult for parents to seek he

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Veterans Administration has proposed closing its medical facility in Hot Springs, South Dakota, after a decade of slowly moving services out of the area. In response, the "Save the VA" committee has organized, working to keep and expand veterans' services in southwest So

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