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How Healthcare Premiums Have Changed

January 8, 2013

The Washington Post recently rehashed a New York Times article that details the recent changes to healthcare premiums. Among the findings, as reported by Sarah Kliff: 1) The average American family pays $15,022 a year in health insurance premiums. (The average South Carolinian pays just a smidgen more than the national average.) 2) Insurance premium growth has wiped out…

[VIDEO] Support Medicaid Expansion in SC!

December 21, 2012

Why should South Carolina join the Medicaid expansion? South Carolina Hospital Association has the answer in the informational video below. Check it out!

SC Receives $2.4 Million Bonus for Child Medicaid Enrollment

December 20, 2012

South Carolina has received a $2.4 million bonus for enrolling children in the federal Medicaid program, reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. State officials say the money will go to offset the costs of enrolling more children. So how did the state earn the bonus? South Carolina has increased enrollment by using food…

States Leaving Insurance Exchanges to Federal Government

December 18, 2012

Almost half of the United States’ governors have decided not to implement the Obama administration’s new healthcare law. In effect, the insurance markets will be left to run by the federal government. But now, according to the Los Angeles Times, “What was once viewed as a setback for the Affordable Care Act is increasingly seen…

Children and Essential Health Benefits

December 16, 2012

Understanding all that must be accomplished for healthcare reform is daunting.  One such task is defining Essential Health Benefits (EHB) here in SC. See this wonderful resource from our partner at First Focus to understand what is needed for children. defining-ehb.pdf

[AUDIO] Medicaid Expansion Update

December 14, 2012

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] SC Appleseed Director Sue Berkowitz provides an update about the status of Medicaid expansion in South Carolina.

[PRESENTATION] ACA’s Impact on South Carolina

December 14, 2012

Want to know more about how the Affordable Care Act’s will affect South Carolina? Get answers from this Powerpoint presentation below thanks to our friends at South Carolina Hospital Association. SC Hospital Assoc. ACA in SC

South Carolina’s National Health Rankings Released

December 13, 2012

The United Health Foundation has released a study detailing 2012 national health rankings for all 50 states. Here is where South Carolina stands: 46th overall in rankings of healthiest states. In 2011, South Carolina was 45. 49th in prevalence of diabetes 39th in smoking prevalence 42nd overall in obesity ranking Strengths: Low prevalence of binge drinking Moderate rate…

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How the Affordable Care Act Is Making a Difference in South Carolina

November 7, 2012

Since its passage, the Affordable Care Act is improving life for South Carolinians every day. However, what is the ACA doing to improve our lives?  gives a great rundown of the benefits the ACA brings to the state. It provides new coverage options for young adults. Parents can now keep their children coverage on their…

[AUDIO] Medicaid for South Carolina Children

November 6, 2012

Listen as South Carolina Appleseed’s Director Sue Berkowitz discusses the annoucement of Medicaid enrollment for children in South Carolina, and shares what it means for the state. [soundcloud url=”″ iframe=”true” /]

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