State Republicans pointed out Thursday the state health insurance plan will pay an additional $20 million this year because of new requirements in the federal health care law supported by Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen.
The new law allows parents to keep children covered on their plan up to age 26 and prevents insurance companies from canceling coverage for those who become sick. Sheheen said in an August interview with The State that he supported both of those changes.
But state Republicans said those changes come with a cost, and Sheheen should say how the state will pay for the law.
Attorney General Henry McMaster has joined a number of other states in filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care law.