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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…

Who loses if the Affordable Care Act is Struck Down?

April 5, 2012

Soon, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. But it’s important to remember that there are millions of individuals who have already benefited from its enactment.  Old and young people, people we work with, people we worship with and people in our circle of friends who now have affordable healthcare…

5 Ways Health Reform Helps Medicaid Beneficiaries

March 20, 2012

From the folks at the National Health Law Program, 5 ways that health reform helps medicaid beneficiaries. 1.     ALREADY IN PLACE: Protection for Medicaid enrollees           The ACA included a “Maintenance of Effort” provision prohibiting states from cutting eligibility for adults until 2014 and children until 2019. If states do not comply, they can be…

Happy Anniversary, Failed-Repeal-Of-Obamacare!

January 20, 2012

One Year Later: What if Congress Had Repealed the Affordable Care Act? For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies with few protections for patients or providers. Nearly two years ago, President Obama signed health reform – the Affordable Care Act – into…

Exactly Which Life-Saving Provision Would You Repeal, Mr. Candidate?

January 12, 2012

As they stump across South Carolina, top-tier GOP candidates are fond of boasting how quickly they, as president, would do away with the Affordable Care Act. Never mind that the law’s most important provisions are hugely popular with the majority of Americans. In response, Boston Globe columnist John McDonough penned a nuts-and-bolts piece, in which he…

Seniors Save Big Thanks To ObamaCare

December 27, 2011

From USA Today: By Kelly Kennedy 12/6/2011 WASHINGTON – More than 2.65 million Medicare recipients have saved more than $1.5 billion on their prescriptions this year, a $569-per-person average, while premiums have remained stable, the government plans to announce today. That’s because of the provision of the health care law that put a 50% discount…

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