Medicaid Challenges and Opportunities

Task Force Membership List


1st Meeting



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.             Welcome and Introductions

                                                   (Deb Bowman)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Anticipated Outcome(s) of the Task Force, Future

                                                    Meeting Dates, Schedule [Presentation]

                                                                 (Deb Bowman)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             Overview of South Dakota’s Current Medicaid    

                                                    Program [Presentation]

                                                    (Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Brenda Tidball-Zeltinger, DSS)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Overview of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid

                                                    Expansion [Presentation]

                                                                   (Jeff Bechtel, Sellers-Dorsey)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Public Testimony [Listen to Testimony Below]

7:00 p.m.                                Adjourn


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.         Status of Efforts in Other States, Implementation     

                                                Options, the Arkansas Approach [Presentation]

                                                    (Jeff Bechtel, Sellers-Dorsey)

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.        Demographics of Medicaid Expansion Population

                                                [Presentation]            (Department of Social Services)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Understanding Charity Care/Bad Debt for Hospitals    

                                                 in South Dakota [Presentation]

                                                 (David Hewett, SDAHO)

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.         County Medical Relief [Presentation]

                                                  (South Dakota Association of County Commissioners)

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.          Task Force Discussion

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.          Wrap-up

3:00 p.m.                            Adjourn

Public Testimony from April 23rd Meeting

John Mengenhausen                 Dick Bohy                  Senator Adelstein

Dr. Holland                                 Erica Peterson          Erik Nelson

Joy Smolnisky                           Lora Hubbel


2nd Meeting

Monday, May 13 –Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (MDT)

Tuesday, May 14th 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (MDT)

Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center

2111 N. LaCrosse  St.  

Rapid City, South Dakota 57701     


Presentations from 5/13-5/14 Meetings:

National Medicaid Update Presentation

IHS Presentation

Summary of Research Presentation

Cost Sharing and Health Insurance Exchange Presentation

Premium Subsidy Presentation

Provider Access Presentation

Public Testimony from May 14th Meeting:

Charlie Hart (presentation)     Larry Baker                 Bruce Meinster

Richard Bray                          Allen Nord                   Joy Smolinsky

Julie Mueller                           Florence Thompson      Karen Romey

James Leach                           Don Van Etten

3rd Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – Wednesday, June 26, 2013  

Best Western Ramkota Hotel

3200 W Maple Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57107-1302, US


Presentations from the Meetings:

National Medicaid Expansion Update

Updated Costs and Savings

Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Hospitals

Update of Research Findings

Federal Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid Access Analysis

Cost of the ACA

Review of Detailed Report Outline

Public Testimony:

Anette Bosworth                 Bill Myer                Brad Schipper

Bruce Carlston                    Cindy Franklin       Dan Heinemann

Oleg Georgiev                     George Weiland      Jill Franken

Jim Holloway                     Joy Howe                Laura Hubbel

Leslie Heinemann               Lynn Hunter           Mark Hunhoff

Rita Wishard                      Mary Thomas

4th Meeting

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)    


808 West Sioux Avenue

Pierre, South Dakota 57501



Final Report