SC Healthcare Voices Blog

Share this

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…

Kaiser study finds ObamaCare premiums “lower than expected”

September 9, 2013

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading health policy research organization, reported “lower than expected” premiums for ObamaCare’s new insurance exchanges in a major study released last week. With open enrollment in new insurance marketplaces set to begin Oct. 1, the Foundation compiled premium data from the new marketplaces in the 17 states where it is fully…

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…

Mapping Out the Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

January 11, 2013

Medicaid is essential to our healthcare system. Without it, many individuals would be unable to have their medical needs met. Each state is given the option to participate in Medicaid Expansion, beginning in January 2014. In order to make an informed decision about how this expansion could impact South Carolina families, one must look at…

U.S. to Sponsor Two Nationwide Health Insurance Plans

October 30, 2012

President Obama’s health care law is finally in motion. According to an article by Robert Pear of The New York Times, the Obama administration will begin to sponsor two nationwide health care plans that will be offered in every state. These plans are a substitute for a pure government-run health insurance program and will increase…

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…

Essential Health Benefits Extended

September 11, 2012

The Essential Health Benefits (EHB) public hearing scheduled for September 25, 2012 needs to be postponed due to a schedule conflict. To accommodate this change and provide more time for input, the deadline for submitting written comments has been extended from September 21, 2012 to noon on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

SAVE THE DATE!

September 4, 2012

Share this

Categories

Posts by Date

Was the ACA successful for you? We want to know!

Need Help Filling Your Prescriptions or Finding a Free or Low-cost Clinic?

See if you're eligible for prescriptions assistance and search for clinics in your area.

Contact Us

Have questions? Send us a private message using the form below.

Fields marked with an * are required

Follow the SC Appleseed Blog

Is the issue of health care pushing your buttons?