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COLUMN: SC is paying a heavy price for rejection of Medicaid expansion

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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:15 am

Sadly, opponents of Medicaid expansion are touting South Carolina’s refusal to use federal funds to provide health coverage to more than 300,000 South Carolinians, including nearly 7,800 in Florence County. They say that they were successful “in beating back the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion . . . which would have cost our state untold millions once the federal government yanked its portion of the funding away.”

As I sat in the House during this session I heard some lawmakers cite possible withdrawal of federal funds in the future as a reason to refuse the federal funds being offered starting January 2014. In 2014 and through 2016, the federal government promises to pay 100 percent of the costs of covering more than 300,000 South Carolinians who can’t afford to buy health care. After 2016, the federal government promises to pay a little less each year but never less than 90 percent of the cost of the expansion.

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