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S.C. Ignores Federal Aid To Help Uninsured Get Coverage

June 6, 2011

From The Post & Courier: By Renee Dudley [email protected] Saturday, June 4, 2011 . The Haley administration is leaving hundreds of thousands of federal health-care dollars in limbo when the money could be spent right away to help uninsured residents, patient advocates said. For the second time in recent weeks, advocates said consumers are being…

Hicks: Health-Insurance Fat Cats Driving S.C. To Poor House

May 4, 2011

From The Post & Courier: By Brian Hicks [email protected] Wednesday, May 4, 2011 These days it really pays to have health insurance. But it pays much better to sell it. Renee Dudley’s story in Sunday’s editions of The Post and Courier said that Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina saw its profits rise 46…

S.C.’s Insurance Regulators Lax, Cozy With Industry

May 2, 2011

From The Post & Courier: By Renee Dudley [email protected] Sunday, May 1, 2011 South Carolina insurance regulators under-use their statutory power to reject health insurance premium rate hikes, harming consumers who have struggled with continual increases in recent years, watchdogs and analysts said. The South Carolina Department of Insurance “only occasionally” reduces rates after review,…

S.C. Health Care Panel Studies State’s Insurance Options

April 15, 2011

Opponents of Health Care Reform Preach Free-Market Solutions While Obstructing A Free, Competitive Market for Health Insurance From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal: By Jason Spencer [email protected] Published: Friday, April 15, 2011 COLUMBIA — The future of health care reform in South Carolina might include insurance marketplaces as required by federal law, but this state can’t afford…

Heads Up: Health Care Reform Hearing Next Week!

March 17, 2011

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee March 23, 2011 – 11:00 A.M. 105 Gressette Building __________________AGENDA_________________ Department of Insurance presentation regarding State compliance with the Affordable Care Act. We will hear from consumer and insurance industry advocates as well. Good Sandlappers, come on down and give lawmakers your $0.02. Help S.C. get it right!

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