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Health Crisis Ongoing for SD's Native Americans

South Dakota is one of 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a move that would improve healthcare services for the state's large American Indian population, according to one expert.

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4/16/2019

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2/17/2019

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12/25/2018

article Health Crisis Ongoing for SD's Native Americans
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12/15/2018

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11/17/2018

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10/24/2018

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10/23/2018

article With Federal Change On Indian Health Service Care, State Is Spreading Medicaid Money Farther
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article With Federal Change On Indian Health Service Care, State Is Spreading Medicaid Money Farther
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10/16/2018

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10/12/2018

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8/31/2018

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7/28/2018

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9/25/2017

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8/23/2017

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7/28/2017

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7/27/2017

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7/26/2017

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7/18/2017

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7/17/2017

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