WHAT IS MEDICAID EXPANSION?
July was a pivotal point for the well-being of many South Dakotans. With Medicaid’s new expansion, a vast number of people who did not previously qualify for health insurance are now eligible to receive care—perhaps for the first time in their life.
If you have applied before and been denied coverage, you are encouraged to apply again as eligibility requirements have changed.
Medicaid is a federal and state-funded program providing health care coverage for people who meet certain eligibility standards.
Eligible groups include families with incomes below the poverty line, pregnant people, children (CHIP), and individuals who have a disability.
With Medicaid’s higher income limits, an estimated 52,000 South Dakotans may be eligible for Medicaid. If you’re an adult not enrolled or eligible in another aid program such as Medicare, you may qualify for coverage.