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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…

19 SC Health Centers receive grants from Obama Administration for insurance enrollment assistance

July 11, 2013

On July 10, 2013, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in grant awards to 1,159 health centers across the nation (19 of which are in South Carolina) to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. With these funds, health centers are expected to hire…

The Truth Is…Health Insurance Makes a Difference in Health

June 25, 2013

  As South Carolina’s state Medicaid Director Tony Keck continues to tell state policy makers that expanding the Medicaid program to bring healthcare insurance to the uninsured is not right for SC, we learn from the sound research of the Commonwealth Fund that this is absolutely untrue. A recent study reported that people who gained insurance coverage through Oregon’s…

Medicaid Expansion in SC – We Continue to Fight

May 23, 2013

This week, Families USA and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Policies released a study revealing something we have known for quite some time – expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has solid public support. In fact, in polling a broad mix of residents in the five southern states of AL, GA, LA, MS,…

A Simpler Way to Apply for Health Care

May 1, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday, April 30, 2013 that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. The application for individuals without health insurance has been reduced from twenty-one to three pages, and the application for families is reduced by two-thirds. The consumer friendly forms are much…

Expanding Medicaid Will Benefit Both Low-Income Women and Their Babies

April 18, 2013

For SC Appleseed and our partners in South Carolina, this is yet another example of how accepting the federal dollars for Medicaid support would not only help close gaps in the health coverage, but could be a critical game changer for countless low-income South Carolinians. According to a study by the Center on Budget and…

Search for Federally Qualified Health Centers

April 8, 2013

Search for Federally Qualified Health Centers The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services provides an online database that allows you to search for Federally Qualified Health Centers nationwide.  HRSA health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can…

Petition for Medicaid Expansion

March 26, 2013

The South Carolina Hospital Association is one of many organizations who know how important Medicaid funding is to South Carolina. In an effort to let legislators know that there is support for Medicaid Expansion they’ve started a petition drive. Medicaid expansion will provide health coverage to approximately 250,000 uninsured, low income South Carolinians who can’t…

Legislators Champion Bill to Bring Mental Health Services to More Public School Children

March 6, 2013

Preventive care and treatment for children with mental illness is the focus of a bill that has been introduced in Congress. The bill would provide funding to increase access to mental health services for children in public schools. Senator Al Franken is sponsoring the bill, called the Mental Health in Schools Act. He says it is intended…

Find Your Nearest Free Clinics and Rural Health Clinics in SC

February 25, 2013

Where are the nearest free clinics and rural health clinics in your area? Find out here with the Access Health Directory, provided by the South Carolina Hospital Association: Free Clinic Directory Rural Health Clinic Directory

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