A voter told me she’d oppose Amendment D, South Dakota’s long-delayed expansion of Medicaid, because Democrats are pushing it.
Voter, you’ll need to rethink your opposition. The Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, which is made up of a lot of people who aren’t Democrats, is pushing Amendment D:
The Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce announced it will support Constitutional Amendment D ahead of the 2022 election.
Constitutional Amendment D would expand Medicaid in South Dakota. The chamber said its board of directors adopted a position of support and urges members to vote “yes.”
“Expansion of health services to working people will improve the overall health of our workforce, which leads to healthy businesses and a healthy economy,” the statement from the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce said [Eric Mayer, “Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Supports Amendment D,” KELO-TV, 2022.08.26].
Expanding Medicaid to cover more working South Dakota is good for people and good for business, regardless of what party they vote for. Put your party labels aside, and vote for good policy: Vote Yes on D!