Cindi Ross Scoppe

December 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Scoppe: Medicaid expansion will create SC jobs, increase tax revenue

IT’S LEGITIMATE to argue that Medicaid shouldn’t be treated as a jobs generator, as Gov. Nikki Haley’s Medicaid director does. But at least as long as our tax dollars help pay for expanded Medicaid coverage in other states, it’s not legitimate to ignore the jobs that an expansion would create — or the extra tax revenues those jobs would generate to offset the cost.

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