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SD committee supports prenatal care for immigrants

Posted: Friday, Feb 7th, 2014

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota House Health and Human Services Committee passed a measure Thursday that would provide prenatal care to low-income women who are in the country illegally.

The bill would authorize an expansion of Medicaid services for pregnant women who didn't previously qualify because of their legal status. Supporters of the measure say it will increase the survival rate of children and save the state money in the long term by providing preventative care.

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