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Despite New Law’s Naysayers, Benefits Projected To Rise

November 2, 2010

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 By JANET ADAMY The number of small businesses offering health insurance to workers is projected to increase sharply this year, recent data show, a shift that researchers attribute to a tax credit in the health law. Many small businesses, however, remain opposed to the law. Some small businesses are benefiting from portions…

Co-Payments For Preventive Care To Go The Way Of Dodo

November 1, 2010

Co-payments for many preventive medical services for most workers are about to disappear The new federal healthcare law aims to encourage employees to get routine screenings and checkups that could help lower medical costs. By Bruce Japsen November 1, 2010 If you’ve been holding off getting screened for high cholesterol, diabetes or hypertension because of…

2nd Important Message From S.C. Hospital Association

October 29, 2010

If federal health care reform is repealed, South Carolinians will suffer the following consequences: Drastic cuts to the Medicaid and Medicare programs would lead to the closure of many hospital services and programs on which South Carolinians rely. Senior citizens would no longer be eligible for a 50% discount on brand-name prescription drugs covered under…

Important Message From The S.C. Hospital Association

October 28, 2010

Why SC Hospitals Support Federal Health Reform Faced with $1 billion worth of uncompensated care each year, South Carolina hospitals have few options for balancing their budgets. The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires hospitals to treat any person who walks into the emergency room, even if the patient is unable…

State Insurance Commissioners Iron Out Technical Details

October 21, 2010

State health officials approve key reform plan By: Sarah Kliff and Jennifer Haberkorn October 21, 2010 09:39 AM EDT ORLANDO – State insurance commissioners on Thursday approved rules shaping how insurance companies will have to account for their medical spending beginning next year, a key piece of the health care overhaul. The National Association of…

Economic Scene: Health Care Overhaul Represents Progress

October 6, 2010

The New York Times‘ economics columnist David Leonhardt weighs in on implementation of the new health care law, judging disruptions to the current system to be healthy signs that we are abandoning a deeply flawed status quo. Economic Scene Health Care’s Uneven Road to a New Era By DAVID LEONHARDT Published: October 5, 2010 Consider…

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