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How Everyone in South Carolina Will Suffer From Medicaid Work Requirements

January 30, 2019

Last week, we blogged about how many people support work requirements and other measures to reduce Medicaid coverage because they believed lies about Medicaid and the people on it. Contrary to what many people think, most people on Medicaid are either unable to work (children, the elderly and people with disabilities) or need the coverage to support…

South Carolina is Threatening the Healthcare of Thousands–Based on Lies

January 30, 2019

In December, while most of us were preparing for holidays and the New Year, South Carolina’s Medicaid agency proposed new work-related reporting rules. These new rules would apply to only to parents and caretaker relatives with incomes below 67 percent of the poverty line who are insured through Medicaid. To remain on Medicaid, these parents and caregivers…

Press Release: Number of Uninsured Children in South Carolina Jumps 20 percent

January 30, 2019

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY REPORT SHOWS NATIONWIDE INCREASE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE SC Appleseed Media Contact: Sue Berkowitz | [email protected] | Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Media Contact: Cathy Hope | [email protected]   The number of uninsured children in South Carolina climbed from about 50,000 to 60,000 in the past year, reversing course on the…

STATEMENT: PROPOSED RULE WOULD INCREASE POVERTY AND ENDANGER IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN

January 30, 2019

Following a trend of spiteful anti-immigrant policies, over the weekend, the Administration published a new proposed rule that would alter decades of existing legal immigration precedent. This departure from American values will directly endanger the lives of immigrant families, including children who are United States citizens. The proposed rule forces immigrant families into an impossible…

CARING FOR SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHILDREN – THE ROLE OF EPSDT IN CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE

January 30, 2019

“I sleep good at night because I take care of my kids well,” stated Mrs. Johnson, of her twin sons. Mrs. Johnson’s sons are both on the Autism Spectrum, and she participated in a recent focus group conducted by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center to learn about parents’ and caregivers’ understanding of their children’s Medicaid…

SC McDonald’s Employees #GetCovered While at Work

March 24, 2014

With only a week left before the deadline to sign up for  health insurance  in 2014 without penalties, groups across South Carolina and the nation are hard at work helping families get enrolled in the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, enrolling “young invincibles” in a marketplace plan is critical to the success of the new healthcare system.…

Where are the uninsured in South Carolina?

February 14, 2014

The Coverage Gap A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts roughly 194,000 South Carolinians will fall into a health insurance coverage gap due to incomes above Medicaid eligibility levels, but below poverty limits. They earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for Marketplace premium tax credits. Most of these people have…

signupSC | SC Appleseed launches new healthcare Marketplace tool

December 4, 2013

signupSC is a website specifically built for providing valuable, credible, and up to date information on the Federal Health Care Marketplace. This site will serve as a resource for individuals, families and advocates in South Carolina to better understand how the Marketplace works. With 117 days left to enroll in the health exchanges, we hope signupSC will help you…

Kaiser study finds ObamaCare premiums “lower than expected”

September 9, 2013

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading health policy research organization, reported “lower than expected” premiums for ObamaCare’s new insurance exchanges in a major study released last week. With open enrollment in new insurance marketplaces set to begin Oct. 1, the Foundation compiled premium data from the new marketplaces in the 17 states where it is fully…

Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today launched Business.USA.gov/healthcare, a one-stop-shop Website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.  The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps…

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