South Carolina Considers $29M Medicaid Expansion Bill
The House proposed the bill in preparation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will expand all Medicaid programs in 2014. If the Medicaid expansion survives the Supreme Court review, South Carolina would start adding roughly 510,000 people to its Medicaid program in 2014.
Gov. Nikki Haley, who opposes the PPACA, said in the report the proposal is a contingency plan of sorts. "There is going to be certain things [in the PPACA] we can say we don't want," Gov. Haley said. "There is going to be certain things just required of the state. This is about making sure we are in front of the problem and not behind it."
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