Local

Not Many South Dakotans Have Signed Up For Health Insurance

Not Many South Dakotans Have Signed Up For Health Insurance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 58 South Dakota residents have successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during its first month in operation.

The federal report issued Wednesday shows that South Dakota has the third fewest sign-ups so far in the nation, behind Alaska and North Dakota.

Many people across the nation tried to sign up when the HealthCare.gov website became active Oct. 1, but the site has been beset with problems.

The federal report says the insurance exchange had 1,491 completed applications from South Dakota through Nov. 2. Those applications sought coverage for 3,081 people.

South Dakota is using the federal website because state officials chose not to create a state-run marketplace.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Patterson Pleads Not Guilty To Assault And Kidnapping

jail

The 28-year old is also accused of murder in a boy's death in 2013.

in Local

Diaz Trial To Begin In December

gavel

Maricela Diaz is accused of killing Mitchell teenager Jasmine Guevara in 2009.

in Local

Hanson County Woman Found Dead In Kimball Identified

ambulance

64-year old Sue Bannwarth of Fulton was found on Monday.

in Local

Sunday Off-Sale Liquor Sales Ordinance Passes First Reading

corn palace

Mitchell voters voted against a similar ordinance in 2010.