Earlier this month, State Sens. Shane Martin and C. Bradley Hutto debated whether or not South Carolina should participate in the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. Hutto said he favors participation because it would provide South Carolina with $1.6 billion in federal funding which would enable the state to provide health insurance for the uninsured segment of the population. Martin, however, said he opposes participation because the federal government is $16 trillion in debt and cannot make good on its promises and sustain the expansion of Medicaid. Should South Carolina participate in the expansion of Medicaid?