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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…

Medicaid Expansion in SC – We Continue to Fight

May 23, 2013

This week, Families USA and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Policies released a study revealing something we have known for quite some time – expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has solid public support. In fact, in polling a broad mix of residents in the five southern states of AL, GA, LA, MS,…

Find Your Nearest Free Clinics and Rural Health Clinics in SC

February 25, 2013

Where are the nearest free clinics and rural health clinics in your area? Find out here with the Access Health Directory, provided by the South Carolina Hospital Association: Free Clinic Directory Rural Health Clinic Directory

Attend Health Care for All South Carolina’s Community Action Meeting March 9!

February 19, 2013

Healthcare for All – South Carolina, the state chapter of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP) is hosting our first public event next month! What: Healthcare for All South Carolina – Community Action Meeting When: Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: Free; coffee, refreshments and snacks will be served Where: South Carolina’s…

[VIEWPOINT] It’s Not a Great Day in SC

February 14, 2013

“It’s a great day in South Carolina.” Or is it? Terry Plumb of HeraldOnline.com challenges this statement that Governor Nikki Haley orders state office workers to use when they greet their phone callers .  In addition to discussing the unemployment rate in the state and poor persons in SC, he also discusses the great Medicaid expansion…

Attend the Health Issues in SC Forum Feb. 21!

February 12, 2013

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…

The ACA Toolbox for Healthcare Reform

February 5, 2013

In their blog post “The ACA Toolbox for Health Reform: What State Health Leaders Aren’t Telling the General Assembly,”  The Ruoff Group points out that health care coverage expansion is integral to meet cost effectiveness and improve healthcare, not contrary to them, as SC’s Director of Health and Human Services, Tony Keck, is telling the General…

A Tale of Two Maps: Misdirection in the Medicaid Debate

January 27, 2013

As the future of South Carolina’s healthcare is hotly debated, it’s important to keep a close eye on the data being presented.  A pair of maps, presented as the number of people expected to participate with the Affordable Care Act in comparison to where the population need is, would suggest that the two sets of…

Accept Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina

January 8, 2013

Medicaid expansion would work to provide more South Carolinians with affordable health care coverage. The following document provides information about some of the individuals and organizations that rely on Medicaid across the state: Accept ME in SC

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