South Dakotans Decide Healthcare, a broad coalition of patient advocates, nurses, healthcare providers, farmers, faith leaders, educators, and more, announced today that they received the endorsement of the South Dakota Municipal League, an organization of municipalities across South Dakota dedicated to improving the quality of life for all South Dakotans.
“The South Dakota Municipal League is proud to endorse Medicaid Expansion,” stated Steve Allender, Mayor of Rapid City and President of the Municipal League. “This would return hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to our state, keep rural hospitals open, and provide affordable care to hard-working South Dakotans all over the state. This will help our local communities thrive and contribute to an improved quality of life for all of us.”
Zach Marcus, Campaign Manager for South Dakotans Decide Healthcare, said of the endorsement from the Municipal League, “We are grateful for the support of the South Dakota Municipal League. We look forward to working with them and their members to show how individual South Dakotans, municipalities, and the state will benefit from Medicaid Expansion.”
South Dakotans Decide Healthcare has been endorsed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, AARP South Dakota, South Dakota State Medical Association, South Dakota Nurses Association, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, South Dakota Education Association, South Dakota Farmers Union, Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Avera Health, Monument Health, Sanford Health, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, South Dakota Faith in Public Life, and more. It is one of the broadest coalitions to ever launch a ballot measure campaign in the state’s history.