How has Obamacare affected health insurance in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the Congressional delegation opposed health care reform and has opted to not expand Medicaid or open a state exchange. Even without Medicaid expansion, there has been a 10% growth in the Medicaid population because of outreach and education efforts. In addition, the uninsured rate has had a slight decrease from 15.8% to 12.3% from subsidies offered on the public exchange. The National Health Interview Survey determined the uninsured national average to be 9.1%.