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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POLITICO.com: Republicans pull plug on Mark Sanford

National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic…

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CSMonitor.com: Lindsey Graham: The senator who revels in the ‘ugly’ issues

For the first several months of President Obama‘s second term, the newly reelected chief executive got no gentle treatment from Lindsey Graham, the senior Republican senator…

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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!