There are currently over 500,000 uninsured citizens in South Carolina. We must expand Medicaid to cover the gap. The uninsured rate in South Carolina is 19.4%, the national average is 17.3%. If we accept federal funds and expand Medicaid we would cut the uninsured rate by over 300,000. Healthcare is a right and no one in my District or my state should go bankrupt to stay healthy and alive.