The American Health Care Act -- President
A quarter of S.C. residents -- 1.2 million of 4.8 million -- now get their healthcare via
The bill would cut spending, in part, by capping
"It is going to be a phenomenal burden on the state to have to decide whether to cover sick people in the way that they need to be covered or pave roads, or fix pensions or give state employees a raise," said state Rep.
"This is all about the federal government wanting to save a bunch of money and shifting the risk to the states, and
The limits would take into account how many people are enrolled in
If a state exceeds its federal spending limit, its federal
That reality could have a huge impact on
The state now spends about 15 percent of its almost
Already, rising costs in that program have forced legislators to put more and more money into the program each year.
In 2011-12, for example, lawmakers committed
"Almost a fourth of our population is enrolled in
Options? Innovate; cut off some elderly, kids
S.C. Director of Health and Human Services
But others say the fallout from
Trump and the
For example, Human Services, the state's
If forced to find more savings, the state could cut optional services provided through
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