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Thousands of SD Residents Could Lose Insurance Subsidies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Thousands of South Dakota residents are among those who obtained financial assistance to pay for health insurance through the nation’s health overhaul and could be affected by the latest legal challenge to the law. The U.S. Supreme Court met Wednesday to determine whether residents of South Dakota and about...
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Insurance File

Panel Approves Plan for Autism Therapy Insurance Coverage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Parents of children with autism have successfully broadened a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key type of Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment. The House State Affairs Committee unanimously voted on Wednesday to approve the measure, which only applies to certain insurance plans. But lawmakers warned the broader...
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Child Abuse Law Changes Approved, Continued Study Defeated

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House committee has approved a measure aimed at making child sexual abuse reporting clearer but has defeated a plan to authorize more time to study how to address the issue in South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a plan that would...
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Committee Approves Repeal of State’s So-Called ‘Daschle Law’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure to change the state’s so-called “Daschle law” that bars a presidential candidate from seeking another office on the same South Dakota ballot. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 6-2 Wednesday for a proposal to strip away the prohibition. The original Republican-backed measure that...
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