U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., has teamed up with two other Congressmen to push for their states to accept Medicaid expansion.
Clyburn announced the creation of the new State Medicaid Expansion Caucus with Democratic co-chairmen Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C.
"A study done by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina estimates that 236,000 uninsured South Carolinians would get health care coverage and the state's economic output would increase by $3.3 billion and create nearly 44,000 new jobs if the Governor and state legislators would expand Medicaid," Clyburn noted at a press conference.
"According to a Milliman study prepared for the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, expanding Medicaid would bring $11.2 billion of South Carolinians' tax dollars to our state between 2014 and 2020 rather than giving them away to the citizens of the 27 states that have expanded Medicaid. Over that six-year period, South Carolina would add $9.3 million in revenue to our state's coffers. It is my hope we utilize that revenue rather than turn it away."
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