South Dakotans Decide Healthcare Airs Second TV Ad Advocating for Amendment D


SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – Representatives from South Dakotans Decide Healthcare have announced a new television commercial that gives voice to a woman with leukemia who thought, “I can’t afford to live.”

South Dakotans Decide Health Care is a broad coalition of patient advocates, nurses, health care providers, farmers, faith leaders, educators, and more.

A press release from South Dakotans Decide Healthcare says the second ad, titled ‘Debt’, is the story of a leukemia patient who recounts how she coped with cancer treatment without access to insurance. . Sarah says, “My first hospital bill was over $70,000. I remember thinking, I can’t afford to live. The full announcement can be viewed here.

Zach Marcus, campaign manager for South Dakotans Decide Healthcare, said the campaign was thrilled to be able to communicate directly with South Dakota voters.

“Amendment D is important to the health of the people of South Dakota. Too many of our friends and neighbors are working hard and still can’t afford health insurance,” Marcus said. dollars from our taxes here in South Dakota instead of providing health care to the people of New York, California and the other 37 states that have already chosen to expand Medicaid.”

“Sarah is not alone. Too many South Dakotans have similar stories. And the worst part is that they didn’t choose to develop serious illnesses like cancer – they’re just trying to survive on the unlucky cards they’ve been dealt. Amendment D would allow more South Dakotans to focus on their health instead of having to worry about bankruptcy or worse. That is why we fully support it.

Those who approve of the people of South Dakota decide health care

Decide Healthcare South Dakotans have 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 Leader’s Health Board, Avera Health, Monument Health, Sanford Health, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, South Dakota Faith in Public Life and more. It is one of the broadest coalitions to ever launch a campaign of election measures in the history of the state.

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