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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…

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…

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,…

A Simpler Way to Apply for Health Care

May 1, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday, April 30, 2013 that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. The application for individuals without health insurance has been reduced from twenty-one to three pages, and the application for families is reduced by two-thirds. The consumer friendly forms are much…

Expanding Medicaid Will Benefit Both Low-Income Women and Their Babies

April 18, 2013

For SC Appleseed and our partners in South Carolina, this is yet another example of how accepting the federal dollars for Medicaid support would not only help close gaps in the health coverage, but could be a critical game changer for countless low-income South Carolinians. According to a study by the Center on Budget and…

Implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Reforms: Consumer Recommendations for Regulators and Lawmakers

August 15, 2012

This month a team of professionals serving as consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) organized a recommendation report to assist regulators, lawmakers and the NAIC during implementation of the comprehensive insurance reforms.  It discusses details of reforms of private insurance that should be considered as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. VIEW REPORT

Understanding the Savings and Costs of Medicaid Expansion for South Carolina

August 14, 2012

The Ruoff Group shared a rather insightful post last week discussing Medicaid expansion for South Carolina, is it saving or costing us? This has been a heated issue since the ACA passed earlier this summer. Ruoff explains the breakdown and meaning of costs and savings for the state. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it could cost…

Thanks ObamaCare!

August 1, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt4eXssBqpc

Being a woman just got easier!

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?

Myths of ObamaCare

July 19, 2012

Obama’s Affordable Care Act is generating a lot of speculation. Critics are forming their own assumptions and taking elements of the act out of context.  A recent post from the New York Times highlights five myths tied with Obamacare. Read More

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