South Dakota has been awarded a $5.9 million federal grant to continue research into the possibility of a state-run health insurance exchange.
But Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will continue to wait for the outcome of the lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul before deciding whether to pursue a state-run exchange.
The state applied for the United States Department of Health and Human Services grant in March 2012.
South Dakota has not decided whether to pursue a state-run health insurance exchange.
Daugaard says receiving the grant does not change its plans. The governor says the best case for South Dakota would be if the Supreme Court overturns the bill in its entirety.