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New Ad: Preventative Care for You and Your Family

August 6, 2012

Today a mom will see her doctor, a dad will get a screening, a little one will get a vaccine, and a teen will talk with a doc. Right now, millions of Americans are using their preventive benefits from the health care law. You can, too. Not just because there may be no insurance co-pays or out-of-pocket costs, but because of all those tomorrows you want to see. Use your benefits today. Learn more at

House Committee’s Budget Plan Threatens the Health Coverage of Millions of Children

April 25, 2012

The following was released  by First Focus Campaign for Children: April 25, 2012 Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee voted 30-22 to pass legislation that could negatively impact the health insurance coverage of millions of children. The legislation, required by the House budget resolution for federal fiscal year 2013, would…

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm…

April 5, 2012

From the LA Times: The lead plaintiff challenging the Affordable Car Act says she should not be forced to buy health insurance. She apparently doesn’t need health insurance because she doesn’t have any intention of paying for health care to begin with. Why pay for something you can get for free? Turns out, as part…

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 the ACA Helps Address Disparities

March 23, 2012

From our friends at NHELP, five ways health care reform addresses disparities in health care: ALREADY IN PLACE: Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability The ACA extended the nondiscrimination protections of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act to…

Urban Institute Releases Snapshot of Federal Spending on Children on the Eve of Health Reform

March 23, 2012

The Urban Institute recently released a comprehensive paper on the status of children’s healthcare in the United States. The intent of the authors is to provide a benchmark prior to the implementation of several key components of the Affordable Care Act. This will make it easier to guage the impact of the ACA on children’s…

The Ryan Budget = Less Health Care, More Taxes for Poor

March 22, 2012

So Paul Ryan is back with another budget. It’s a doozy. In it, he proposes repealing the Affordable Care Act entirely, cutting Medicaid and Medicare, cutting food stamps, welfare, federal pensions and assistance to farmers. WOW, you must be thinking, that must put us into budget surplus! Surely, this will reduce our debt! Well…no. In…

S.C. Does Good, Uncle Sam Rewards Us With Money

January 3, 2012

According to The Business Journal of Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson, Uncle Sam has awarded S.C. $2.38 million in Medicaid bonus money for doing the right thing, making it simpler for low-income families to enroll their kids in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The performance bonus payments are funded under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization…

Despite Bad Economy, S.C. Makes Progress In Enrolling Kids

November 30, 2011

Press Release: New Analysis Shows State, National Progress in Extending Coverage Columbia – South Carolina made significant progress in reducing the number of uninsured children from 2008 to 2010, according to a new report released by the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and authored by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children…

Editorial: Investing In Children’s Health Worthwhile

November 14, 2011

From The Aiken Standard: Tony Keck 10/27/2011 11:55 AM Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck’s has made a request to add $35 million to the agency’s budget next year in an effort to cover 70,000 children under Medicaid. While that seems like an awful lot of money and government healthcare, Keck is correct in…

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