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Gov. Haley’s Healthcare Advisory Group Seeks Extension

October 25, 2011

From The Post & Courier: BY RENEE DUDLEY [email protected] Thursday, October 20, 2011 A state committee tasked with determining how health insurance will be sold once federal health care reform takes full effect in 2014 is asking for a monthlong extension to make its recommendations to the governor. Gary Thibault, director of the S.C. Health Planning…

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Insurance Exchanges Could Ease Burden On Small Biz

October 24, 2011

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Here’s hoping we in South Carolina get a shot at purchasing our health insurance through a competitive and transparent market! By Misty Williams Saturday, October 22, 2011 As co-owner of a small IT solutions company in Alpharetta, Julie Haley would rather be out networking and snapping up new business instead of spending…

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Feds Readying To Pick Up States’ Slack, Implement ACA

September 12, 2011

From The Washington Post: By N.C. Aizenman, Published: September 10 Across the country, states are lagging in preparations to erect the health insurance market­places at the heart of the 2010 health-care overhaul, bogged down by a combination of partisan hostility and practical hurdles. Faced with the delay, administration officials have been ramping up talks with state…

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Feds To Unveil Health-Insurance Exchange Details

August 17, 2011

From The Wall Street Journal: Associated Press/Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will help unveil the plan Wednesday. By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS And JANET ADAMY Consumers shopping for health insurance will soon get a peek at a new standard form—akin to the nutrition label on food products—that will lay out…

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Haley To Reject Federal Money For ACA Implementation

July 1, 2011

From The Spartanburg Herald Journal: “This is going to mean instead of the fox guarding the henhouse, the fox would be designing the henhouse.” -Rep. Harold Mitchell By Stephen Largen [email protected] COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley has decided South Carolina won’t pursue any more grant money from the federal health care overhaul to fund a…

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S.C. Dropping The Ball In Covering The Uninsured

July 1, 2011

From The Post & Courier: Panel’s delay could limit health care options Federally managed insurance marketplace looking likely By Renee Dudley [email protected] Friday, July 1, 2011 COLUMBIA — A panel charged with shaping how South Carolina implements federal health care reform met Thursday but postponed discussion of key decisions — a delay that has some…

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Healthcare Reform As A Market-Based Solution

June 28, 2011

From The Huffington Post: Tommy Thompson– 06/27/11 06:44 PM I am writing to suggest that governors of both political parties have tremendous opportunity to use free market principles and set up health insurance exchanges which work and give constituents freedom of choice. There is a lot of discussion about health insurance exchanges as it relates to…

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Contradicting Surveys Create Public Confusion

June 22, 2011

From The New York Times: Douglas Holtz-Eakin headed a group of 105 economists opposed to the ACA By MILT FREUDENHEIM— June 20, 2011 The debate over the effects of the federal health care law on employer-provided insurance has been intensifying in recent weeks, with controversial polls and consultants contradicting one another about whether employees will…

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GOP Govs Move To Establish Health Insurance Exchanges

May 31, 2011

From Politico: Govs. Walker, Daniels and Barbour are leading on a key piece of the health law. | AP Photos By SARAH KLIFF | 5/29/11 5:31 PM EDT A small but growing number of prominent, Republican governors — including Mitch Daniels and Haley Barbour — are taking the lead to shape a key component of…

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The Tea Party Vs. Affordable Health Care, Small Businesses

April 26, 2011

From Politico: Govs. Fallin, Haley and Deal have taken flack over health insurance exchanges. | AP Photos . By FRANK MICCICHE | 4/26/11 4:39 AM EDT What does the tea party have against helping small businesses find affordable health insurance for their employees? Tea party-linked groups have recently spiked legislation in three states that would…

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