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Gov. Nikki Haley Vows No Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- In her introduction of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vowed to oppose President Obama’s recommendations to expand Medicaid in her state.

“They’re trying to grow and tell us that we have to bust our budgets and expand Medicaid,” Haley told the audience at 2013 CPAC. “Not in South Carolina. As long as I am the governor of South Carolina, we will not expand Medicaid on President Obama’s watch."

"We will not expand Medicaid ever, we are going to make sure that we take care of the people that we know best to take care, and we don’t need Washington’s help to do it,” she continued.

Eight Republican governors, including Chris Christie of New Jersey, have broken with their party to support Medicaid expansion in their states.

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