SC Gov: Health care ruling means huge tax increase

      Nikki Haley

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal health care law represents a huge tax increase on the American people that will kill jobs.

      The Republican governor said Thursday the decision reaffirms to her that President Barack Obama needs to be replaced in November. Haley endorsed Mitt Romney before South Carolina's presidential primary and campaigned for him inside and outside the state.

      She repeated her stance that the law should be repealed under a new administration.

      The high court ruled states cannot lose funding if they don't expand Medicaid coverage, making it an option. That now becomes a question for legislators.

      Haley would not say whether she thinks the state should expand coverage. She said again she favors throwing the whole law out.