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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…

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…

S.C. Does Good, Uncle Sam Rewards Us With Money

January 3, 2012

According to The Business Journal of Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson, Uncle Sam has awarded S.C. $2.38 million in Medicaid bonus money for doing the right thing, making it simpler for low-income families to enroll their kids in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The performance bonus payments are funded under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization…

Despite Bad Economy, S.C. Makes Progress In Enrolling Kids

November 30, 2011

Press Release: New Analysis Shows State, National Progress in Extending Coverage Columbia – South Carolina made significant progress in reducing the number of uninsured children from 2008 to 2010, according to a new report released by the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and authored by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center for Children…

CHIP Outreach Gets More Kids Covered

August 22, 2011

From Kaiser Health News: By Phil Galewitz August 18th, 2011, 5:31 PM If you build it, they will come … at least some of the time. The number of children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  but not enrolled fell to 4.3 million in 2009 from 4.7 million the prior year, according to…

CBO: New GOP Bill Would Boot Kids From Medicaid Rolls

May 12, 2011

From Congressional Quarterly (subscribers only): May 11, 2011 – 8:43 p.m. By Emily Ethridge, CQ Staff Tens of thousands of children might lose health coverage temporarily under a Republican bill that would allow states to tighten their Medicaid rolls, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday. The CBO found that the bill (HR…

Poll: Americans Oppose Cuts To Children’s Health Care

May 5, 2011

From The Hill: By Julian Pecquet – 04/26/11 04:30 PM ET Voters are just as opposed to slashing children’s healthcare programs as they are to cutting Medicare, according to a new poll by the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. The poll was commissioned by the children’s advocacy group First Focus. It seeks to demonstrate that…

10 Ways Healthcare Repeal Would Harm Children

January 13, 2011

From Huffington Post: By Bruce Lesley and Lisa Shapiro Posted: January 8, 2011 10:50 AM As is the ritual in Washington every two years, this week Congress began a new legislative session with Republican John Boehner (R-OH) holding the Speaker’s gavel. In remarks opening the 112th Session, Speaker Boehner recognized the enormous challenges of our…

CHIP Assistance – Cover Your Kids, South Carolina

November 19, 2010

Need help getting your child covered? Contact our friends below and let them walk you through the CHIP application process. . Palmetto Children’s Health Initiative Linking Every SC Child to an Affordable & Appropriate Medical Home In November 2009, the Palmetto Project announced the launch of a new statewide initiative to link every child under…

From Our Friends at Georgetown

March 25, 2010

It’s been a historic week for health care reform, most notably with the President’s signature on the Congress-approved health care bill (H.R. 3590). The legislative (with the companion bill of amendments currently waiting Senate approval) will provide health coverage to 32 million uninsured individuals. With the key elements of health reform now law, here is a…

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