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Healthcare takes a hit in South Carolina House

The State, May 20, 2010

The South Carolina House cut $50 million from its $5 billion spending plan—primarily from healthcare—which Democrats said was punishment for supporting a veto of $20 million in new fees to support the state's court system. The cuts limit healthcare access for low-income children, end a drug program for AIDS patients as well as two programs that help patients purchase prescriptions, limit those on the state-run Medicaid program to three prescriptions a month, and eliminate state-funded cancer screenings, The State reports.