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School Yourself On Insuring Yourself In 2014

March 31, 2011
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A Health Insurance Exchange Primer – Get Your Facts!

March 30, 2011

From Kaiser Health News, via The Washington Post: By Julie Appleby, Tuesday, March 29, 5:19 PM It seems like a simple idea: Create new marketplaces, called “exchanges,” where consumers can comparison shop for health insurance — sort of like shopping online for a hotel room or airline ticket. But, like almost everything else connected with the health-care…

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Tea Party Upends S.C. Insurance Exchange Bill

March 30, 2011

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal: By Stephen Largen . State House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Cooper, R-Anderson, and seven other Republican state House members today removed their support from legislation that would create a state health insurance exchange. The legislation, created by state Rep. Harold Mitchell, D-Spartanburg, picked up sponsorship from about a dozen…

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Justice Department Investigates Blue Cross Blue Shield

March 30, 2011

From Charleston Regional Business Journal: By Ashley Fletcher Frampton [email protected] Published March 28, 2011 The U.S. Department of Justice claimed in a lawsuit filed in October that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was violating antitrust laws in its contracts with hospitals, and now the government is expanding its investigation of the matter. Blue Cross…

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Affordable Care Act Helping South Carolinians (Episode 2)

March 29, 2011

Ever-feisty Debbie McDaniel, owner of Columbia’s Revente shops, also joined S.C. Health Care Voices in honoring the anniversary of health-care reform at the State House last week. Debbie read her prepared statement again for our camera afterward. Thanks for standing up and speaking out, Debbie!

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Health Care Reform Has 820,000 Fans In South Carolina

March 25, 2011

Brittanie Turpin, 23, accumulated $20,000 in medical debt from emergency gallbladder surgery last year. “It’s pretty tough without insurance,” Turpin said. Under the Affordable Care Act, passed one year ago, Turpin will be able to stay on her mother’s insurance until she is 26. (Brad Nettles) From The Post & Courier: Benefits to S.C. so…

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Right-Wing Ideology Trumps Health Care In S.C.

March 24, 2011

Dr. David Cull has invented a device that is aimed at restricting constant high blood flow created from arteries being grafted to veins in the arms of dialysis patients. Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 By JAMES ROSEN – McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The good doctor was frustrated. Dr. David Cull, a prominent vascular surgeon in Greenville,…

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Misinformation Still Plagues Health Care Reform Law

March 24, 2011

Font of misinformation. From CBS News: March 23, 2011 5:12 PM By Stephanie Condon One year after President Obama signed his landmark health care reform package into law, his administration is still working to make sure the public understands the sweeping changes, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday. Recent polls, including last…

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Affordable Care Act Helping South Carolinians (Episode 1)

March 24, 2011

Alan Roblee was among three South Carolinians who joined S.C. Health Care Voices for a press conference at the State House yesterday. He and others whose lives have been greatly improved by the Affordable Care Act testified to the law’s efficacy on its one-year anniversary. S.C. Health Care Voices would like to thank Alan for…

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Opinion: Repealing Reform Would Harm Minorities Most

March 23, 2011

ACA works to close the gap in life quality and expectancy, the author writes. | AP Photo   From Politico: By WADE HENDERSON | 3/23/11 4:40 AM EDT As an African-American man, I can expect my life to be six years shorter than that of the average American. That’s six fewer years watching my daughters…

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