The South: A near-solid block against 'Obamacare' - Article Photos 1/2

FILE – In this March 15, 2013 file photo Republican governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, which includes governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states. “We will not expand Medicaid on President Obama’s watch. We will not expand Medicaid ever,” Haley told the audience at CPAC. Medicaid is financed mostly by Congress, with state’s putting up match funding. Obama’s law mandated that states open Medicaid to everyone with household income up to 133 percent of the federal poverty rate, but the Supreme Court ruled states must have a choice. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)