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: SC GOP lawmaker criticized for Medicaid vote, responds

This is good for racially-driven politicians, but bad for South Carolinians, many  I suspect, of Crawford’s own constituents.  Its also bad for many not so asset-rich health care organizations throughout the state, struggling to survive to serve their communities.  But of course in SC, so-called “conservative” dogma and racial politics trump good common sense and concern for ALL the state’s citizens, an approach that keeps us near the bottom in education, employment, income and a number of key economic indicators.  So, representative (Dr.) Crawford should take great pride in harming SC in order to obstruct the black guy in the white house!