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Clear health care information is now available for millions of Americans

September 25, 2012

This was released earlier this week by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:  Health care law ensures consumers get clear, consistent information about health coverage  Because of the health care law, millions of Americans will have access to standardized, easy-to-understand information about health plan benefits and coverage. Insurance companies and employers are now required to…

SAVE THE DATE!

September 4, 2012

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

How does the Affordable Care Act affect you?

July 10, 2012

It’s time to take health care into your own hands! Find out how the passing of the Affordable Care Act affects you. Visit HealthCare.gov. This online resource is a customer friendly website to help Americans access the best quality affordable health insurance available based on your current circumstances.  

Health Care Law Saves People With Medicare Over $3.5 Billion on Prescription Drugs

May 24, 2012

Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 HEALTH CARE LAW SAVED PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE OVER $3.5 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2012, MORE THAN 416,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF $724 ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND 12.1 MILLION USED A FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICE Under the new health care law –…

Good News for Young People: Health Care Options!

May 16, 2012

Whether still attending school or graduated, determining heath care coverage is challenging.  Hence, YI launched  the “Friends With Benefits: Not Just for College Students” campaign to educate and increase awareness about all the health care options available for young adults post school.  The Toolkit includes brand new updates on the health care law and its impact. Download…

Post & Courier Readers, Beware Of Industry Flacks

January 10, 2012

Ken Burger Charleston’s Post & Courier appears to have embraced the sketchy practice of running columns by industry-sponsored columnists, who inevitably blur the crucial line between independent commentator and shill. In this case, former P&C columnist Ken Burger has returned to the paper, but now with backing from Roper Medical Center. Nothing personal against Burger,…

Haley’s Waiting Game On S.C.’s Health Insurance Exchange

November 16, 2011

From Kaiser Health News: S.C.’s top health official, Anthony Keck, and Gov. Nikki Haley, not fans of the 2010 health law, are likely to decide to let the federal government run the state’s exchange. (Haley photo by MaryAustinPhoto via Flickr) By Christopher Weaver Nov 15, 2011 South Carolina’s top health official will recommend this week…

Vermont Passes Single-Payer, World Still Turns

June 1, 2011

From Mother Jones: Jim West/Zuma Advocates celebrate, but critics warn: A few details—like, er, funding—have yet to be worked out. By David Goodman Mon May. 30, 2011 3:15 AM PDT As Gov. Peter Shumlin took his spot on the granite steps of the Vermont State House, a row of people fanned out behind him wearing…

Economist: Health Care = Jobs In South Carolina

November 19, 2010

From The State’s opinion page: By Lynn Bailey Gov.-elect Nikki Haley campaigned on increasing South Carolina’s jobs. In South Carolina, health care means jobs — 200,000 jobs. Jobs ranging from home health aides to nursing assistants to brain surgeons to insurance claims processors and hospital administrators. Jobs for people with only a high school diploma…

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