Medicaid expansion tabled in SFC

healthcareLate Thursday afternoon, a motion was made for South Carolina to follow the provision in the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) and expand Medicaid coverage. The motions was tabled along party lines. I’ve been contacted by constituents asking me to vote in favor of the expansion so the full Senate can debate it. There is no bill that expands Medicaid, the amendment was on the appropriations bill (the budget).

When the appropriations bill is debated by they full Senate (approximately 2 weeks), the amendment may be offered again for a full up or down vote by the Senate.