The Post & Courier: House Republican proposes alternative to Medicaid expansion

COLUMBIA — A Republican state lawmaker unveiled a plan Thursday that proposes South Carolina accept billions in federal funding for expansion of Medicaid under the federal health care law but instead use the money to create medical savings…

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WAshington Post: Will the GOP’s plan to fight Obamacare in the states backfire?

Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act celebrated its third birthday last weekend. This particular anniversary was a big deal, because it was often unclear whether the law would reach it. In the first place, it was imperiled by…

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HuffPost: Obamacare Faces Near-Solid Block In The South

ATLANTA — As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest…

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The State: Jim DeMint: Medicaid expansion wrong for SC

‘For every problem,” H.L. Mencken wrote, “there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.” Enter Obamacare and one of the main ways that it purports to reduce the number of…

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Post & Courier: Haley: Lifting up rural S.C. hospitals a priority

COLUMBIA — Two days after being accused by Democrats of “declaring war” on rural South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley rolled out more details on an initiative to provide additional…

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Mother Jones: Doctors Caught in Crossfire of Nutty Obama Conspiracy Theory

South Carolina’s youngest state representative, 24-year-old Joshua Putnam, recently proposed a bill that would ban most health care providers from asking whether their patients own guns. Its purpose is to fend off a nonexistent Obama plan to…

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Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Floats Medicare Age Tweak In Shift From Campaign Pledge

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – U.S. House of  Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is floating  a plan that would force Medicare cuts onto people aged 56 and  younger, breaking a campaign promise not to touch…

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