SC faith groups ask lawmakers to expand Medicaid

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coalition of religious leaders from South Carolina is calling on Gov. Nikki Haley and lawmakers to accept Medicaid expansion to cover the state's poorest and disadvantaged.

Although the House rejected a similar appeal in its budget deliberations, senators take up the issue in committee meetings this week.

Citing strong Christian, Jewish or Muslim values held by many in the state, the group held a Statehouse rally calling on Haley and the General Assembly to expand health care to more than 300,000 citizens.

Rev. Carl Evans of the South Carolina Christian Action Coalition says lawmakers should see all citizens as children of God deserving of basic health care.

Evans says federal dollars pay for the program's first years and taxpayers should get their money back.

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evelyn said on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 11:19 AM

Go right ahead and use your money Rev

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hootie said on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 9:19 AM

Mr.Evans: The state of SC is NOT God....it has LIMITED financial resources. If YOU and your "Citeeeees" have personal unlimited funding then I applaud you-----go forward with your plan but leave retirees and the WORKING PUBLIC of SC outside your diabolical request!

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