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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…

Advocates Urge SC Medicaid Expansion

February 11, 2013

State Medicaid expansion advocates urged state senators last week to expand Medicaid in South Carolina, which, if legislators don’t act on, could leave 300,000 South Carolinians without healthcare coverage. The advocates for expansion, representing the poor, mentally ill, disabled and retired residents, said it is about providing access to healthcare that enables them to work…

Clear health care information is now available for millions of Americans

September 25, 2012

This was released earlier this week by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:  Health care law ensures consumers get clear, consistent information about health coverage  Because of the health care law, millions of Americans will have access to standardized, easy-to-understand information about health plan benefits and coverage. Insurance companies and employers are now required to…

Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now

September 20, 2012

Still unclear about health reform? Consumer Reports just released this guide, Seven Things You Need to Know Now: http://tinyurl.com/dxuvdrj What are your thoughts? Did it clarify things for you?

HealthCare.gov: The Affordable Care Act Supports Community Living

September 14, 2012

This past week HealthCare.gov shares the following articles: New Resources Help Older Americans and People with Disabilities Maintain their Independence September 11, 2012 Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $12.5 million in awards to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to support older Americans and people with disabilities stay independent and receive…

SAVE THE DATE!

September 4, 2012

Patients over Politics Doctors for Healthcare Tour

August 23, 2012

Hope you will join us to support healthcare for all in our country on September 2, 2012 @ 1 pm for Patients over Politics Doctors for Healthcare Tour, Bibleway Church of Atlas Road MORE INFO: http://act.drsforamerica.org/survey/bustour_columbia/#.UDaiJmNSTUN

Medicare Update from HealthCare.gov

August 21, 2012

Two good medicare updates from HealthCare.gov: People with Medicare Save More Than $4 Billion on Prescription Drugs Partnerships with Pharmacies to Educate Medicare Beneficiaries About Health Benefits

Implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Reforms: Consumer Recommendations for Regulators and Lawmakers

August 15, 2012

This month a team of professionals serving as consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) organized a recommendation report to assist regulators, lawmakers and the NAIC during implementation of the comprehensive insurance reforms.  It discusses details of reforms of private insurance that should be considered as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. VIEW REPORT

Understanding the Savings and Costs of Medicaid Expansion for South Carolina

August 14, 2012

The Ruoff Group shared a rather insightful post last week discussing Medicaid expansion for South Carolina, is it saving or costing us? This has been a heated issue since the ACA passed earlier this summer. Ruoff explains the breakdown and meaning of costs and savings for the state. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it could cost…

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