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[AUDIO] Medicaid for South Carolina Children

November 6, 2012

Listen as South Carolina Appleseed’s Director Sue Berkowitz discusses the annoucement of Medicaid enrollment for children in South Carolina, and shares what it means for the state. [soundcloud url=”″ iframe=”true” /]

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Medicaid Resources from SC Appleseed

November 2, 2012

SC Appleseed has recently added a number of resources to their website for those inquiring more about Medicaid. Head on over to SC Appleseed’s website for more information on: The benefits of Medicaid expansion for children, older adults and veterans Facts on Medicaid Medicaid expansion and closing the health care gap for African-Americans in South Carolina Financial…

Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women Opens in Conway Area

October 31, 2012

Our sister blog, SC Justice Watch, has all the details on a new, 10-bed women’s recovery center and treatment house that has opened in the Conway area. Head over to SC Justice Watch for more information on this exciting step for South Carolina substance abuse treatment facilities.

Stay Connected to SC Appleseed!

October 24, 2012

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The Latest Updates on the Uninsured

October 23, 2012

The Kaiser Family Foundation is giving people more ways to educate themselves on the uninsured. Their Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has now updated their resources to include data from the latest census. The Uninsured: A Primer The “who, what, when, where, why” profile of the uninsured Pop Quiz: The Uninsured How much do…

South Carolina’s Health: The Facts

October 17, 2012

Curious about the health of South Carolina? The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a comprehensive state-by-state guide of health care facts. Here are their findings on S.C.: 20 percent of the state’s population is uninsured (national average = 16 percent) 14 percent of children in South Carolina are not covered by health insurance (national average…

ACA to Reduce Small Businesses’ Health Insurance Costs

October 11, 2012

According to a new report from the Urban Institute , when the Affordable Care Act is implemented in 2014, it will decrease small businesses’ (companies that have less than 5o employees) costs per person by 7.3 percent. On the contrary, it will raise costs for large businesses (1,000 or more employees) by 4.3 percent; mid-sized business…

State Enrolls 65,000 Children in Medicaid

October 7, 2012

Sixty-five thousand South Carolina children will now receive Medicaid benefits by the end of the month, thanks to recent action by the Department of Health and Human Services. Eligible children are those whose parents receive food assistance or welfare payments through the Department of Social Services. All parents of qualified children will receive letters informing…

Texas has an alternative solution to Medicaid expansion

August 28, 2012

The Washington Post featured an article that discusses why Texas counties are now considering going it alone on Medicaid expansion. The CEO of University Health System Corporation in San Antonio, George Hernandez Jr., developed a concept for an alternative, county-run Medicaid expansion. He found that insufficient county budgets could find much needed relief if some of…

Q&A about ACA

July 24, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes a number of changes to the Medicaid Act. The National Health Law Project organized a series of questions and answers to help clarify the various questions you may be wondering.  View   What are your thoughts? Did it help clarify your inquires?

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