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February 12, 2013
Affordable Care Act

Healthcare in 2013: What’s New?

December 23, 2012

Obamacare is going into full effect in 2013. So what can you expect? Medicaid pay raise for family doctors Effective: Jan. 1, 2013 What’s New: State Medicaid programs will be required to pay at or above the Medicare rates, with the additional money coming solely from the federal government. Improving Medicaid preventive care Effective: Jan. 1, 2013…

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…

Eighteen States to Plan Own Health Insurance Exchanges

December 19, 2012

A third of all states plan to establish their own health insurance marketplaces starting in 2014, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has announced. The deadline for states to alert the federal government if they would be participating in this section of the Affordable Care Act was Dec. 14. According to a report…

[VIEWPOINT] Medicaid Reform

December 3, 2012

The editors of The Washington Post have released an editorial piece detailing how future spending plans can address Medicaid. They report that Medicaid now accounts for 8.5 percent of all federal spending, and just under a quarter of all state spending. It will reach 3.7 percent of the gross domestic product by 2020 They state: A health-care…

ACA Regulations Released

November 26, 2012

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has released three regulations that essentially restate the health insurance market reforms in Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which will be enacted January 1, 2014. The Huffington Post breaks them down: 1. Health insurance companies must sell coverage to anyone who applies. They are prohibited to limiting…

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November 12, 2012

[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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Medicaid Resources from SC Appleseed

November 2, 2012

SC Appleseed has recently added a number of resources to their website for those inquiring more about Medicaid. Head on over to SC Appleseed’s website for more information on: The benefits of Medicaid expansion for children, older adults and veterans Facts on Medicaid Medicaid expansion and closing the health care gap for African-Americans in South Carolina Financial…

Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women Opens in Conway Area

October 31, 2012

Our sister blog, SC Justice Watch, has all the details on a new, 10-bed women’s recovery center and treatment house that has opened in the Conway area. Head over to SC Justice Watch for more information on this exciting step for South Carolina substance abuse treatment facilities.

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