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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…

How the Senate Heath Care bill will hurt South Carolina

June 23, 2017

The US Senate has finally revealed a draft of the healthcare bill they have been drafting in secret to repeal integral provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We now understand why the 13 working members responsible for the draft have been reluctant to let anyone see the proposal, as the bill will have dire…

Drafting Your Own Story: A Letter to the Editor

May 17, 2017

The Basics Write from the heart and keep your letter short – less than 200 words. Each Letter to the Editor (LTE) may have different directions, so always check the editorial page of the paper or website. Start with a strong statement explaining your main idea– grab the reader’s attention! Come up with a catchy…

Chloe’s Medicaid Story

March 13, 2017

This letter was sent to us by Chloe’s mother, Amy Bredeson of Bluffton, SC. Chloe receives healthcare coverage through the Medicaid TEFRA program. The letter paints a powerful picture of what is at stake if Medicaid funding is reduced through the GOP’s proposed “per capita cap” system. Her letter is not only the words of a mother pleading…

FamiliesUSA: Actually Mr. President, the Affordable Care Act Has Been a Huge Success in Kentucky.

March 2, 2017

This blog post was published by FamiliesUSA in response to remarks made by the President claiming the Affordable Care Act is “failing” in Kentucky—a state the fully embraced the opportunity to open an in-state marketplace and expand Medicaid under the ACA. At the same time, it highlights the opportunity South Carolina missed by not embracing the…

The Uncertain Future of the Medicaid Program

February 27, 2017

The entire system of healthcare coverage is currently under attack in Congress. First, Congressional Leadership and the new Administration came after the Affordable Care Act, and now they have set their sights on the Medicaid program. Medicaid provides healthcare for approximately 1 million people in our state each year, including more than 630,000 children. In…

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