The Future of ObamaCare in South Dakota

CONTACT PERSON: Gordon Howie,  CEO Life and Liberty Group Contact number (605) 381-3998

The Governor’s recent announcement that South Dakota would not have a state-run health care exchange has left many asking “what DOES the Governor plan to do”?

Governor Daugaard was invited to the Liberty Lunch to talk about his plans for ObamaCare in South Dakota. He is unable to come and explain his plans at this meeting, so the discussion will take place without him. We have extended an invitation for him to come to the November meeting, but no response has yet been received.

The Liberty Lunch will take place at the Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City on Wed, October 17 th at 11:30 am. Lunch is available and the public is invited.

We will discuss the far-reaching implications of the Governor’s decision. Not having a state-run exchange because “it would be too expensive” is like your mother saying “because I said so”. South Dakota taxpayers deserve a better explanation. Important questions remain unanswered!

What version of ObamaCare will South Dakota have? The public is encouraged to come and learn what may be planned for government-run health care in South Dakota!

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To date, the governor has accepted almost $7 million in federal funds for the sole purpose of setting up a health exchange system in South Dakota and implementing the federal health care mandate. He has already hired a staff of several full-time employees for this purpose. Unlike several conservative governors around the country, Governor Daugaard is not standing against Obama Care, he is simply uttering disdain for a program to which he is holding open the door.

In the interest of holding Governor Daugaard accountable, The Life and Liberty Group has started an online petition to urge the governor to send back the remaining federal dollars and make a statement that South Dakota will not be forced into a federally imposed health care system (the petition can be accessed at ). If the governor wants to be true to his words, his actions must match his rhetoric. If not, honesty with the voters of South Dakota needs to be his next policy.


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