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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…

[ACT NOW] Tell Congress to End Tax Cuts for Richest Two Percent

December 6, 2012

With the January 1 deadline for Bush-era tax cuts quickly approaching, time is of utmost importance. PICO is sponsoring a toll-free hotline in which you can contact your local Congressional representatives and tell them you want them to stand with families by ending the tax cuts for the richest two percent of Americans. Call PICO’s toll-free…

[GRAPHIC] The Aging of America

November 16, 2012

The American population is rapidly changing. How? For starters, Baby Boomers are entering their 60’s. According to a graphic released by Ad Age, compared to 10 years ago, America is aging dramatically on its East and West Coasts. South Carolina is one of the states where more and more of its population is over the…

Why Is Health Care Getting More Expensive?

October 26, 2012

Kaiser Health News asked themselves this very question and concluded with several factors (courtesy of the Bipartisan Policy Center) that can be attributed to rising health care expenses (exceeding $2.6 trillion) in the United States: 1. We pay our doctors, hospitals and other medical providers in ways that reward doing more, rather than being efficient. Most…

SAVE THE DATE!

September 4, 2012

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

Health Care Law Saves People With Medicare Over $3.5 Billion on Prescription Drugs

May 24, 2012

Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 HEALTH CARE LAW SAVED PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE OVER $3.5 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2012, MORE THAN 416,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF $724 ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND 12.1 MILLION USED A FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICE Under the new health care law –…

More news on the ACA…

May 1, 2012

Some adjustments to the Affordable Care Act–Obamacare-  now provide more reasons for small business to favor Obamacare if they were hesitant before. Take a look at Monday’s post from Unconflicted: 377 million reasons for small business to like Obamacare Does this look promising? Are you on board with this healthcare initiative?

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…

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