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October 24, 2012

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The Latest Updates on the Uninsured

October 23, 2012

The Kaiser Family Foundation is giving people more ways to educate themselves on the uninsured. Their Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has now updated their resources to include data from the latest census. The Uninsured: A Primer The “who, what, when, where, why” profile of the uninsured Pop Quiz: The Uninsured How much do…

South Carolina’s Health: The Facts

October 17, 2012

Curious about the health of South Carolina? The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a comprehensive state-by-state guide of health care facts. Here are their findings on S.C.: 20 percent of the state’s population is uninsured (national average = 16 percent) 14 percent of children in South Carolina are not covered by health insurance (national average…

ACA to Reduce Small Businesses’ Health Insurance Costs

October 11, 2012

According to a new report from the Urban Institute , when the Affordable Care Act is implemented in 2014, it will decrease small businesses’ (companies that have less than 5o employees) costs per person by 7.3 percent. On the contrary, it will raise costs for large businesses (1,000 or more employees) by 4.3 percent; mid-sized business…

State Enrolls 65,000 Children in Medicaid

October 7, 2012

Sixty-five thousand South Carolina children will now receive Medicaid benefits by the end of the month, thanks to recent action by the Department of Health and Human Services. Eligible children are those whose parents receive food assistance or welfare payments through the Department of Social Services. All parents of qualified children will receive letters informing…

Texas has an alternative solution to Medicaid expansion

August 28, 2012

The Washington Post featured an article that discusses why Texas counties are now considering going it alone on Medicaid expansion. The CEO of University Health System Corporation in San Antonio, George Hernandez Jr., developed a concept for an alternative, county-run Medicaid expansion. He found that insufficient county budgets could find much needed relief if some of…

Q&A about ACA

July 24, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes a number of changes to the Medicaid Act. The National Health Law Project organized a series of questions and answers to help clarify the various questions you may be wondering.  View   What are your thoughts? Did it help clarify your inquires?

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

Will Health Reform Lead to Job Loss?

June 8, 2012

Some people fear that health reform may result in job loss. They feel that when employers are required to offer health insurance coverage or make payments related to a worker, employers will reduce wages and/or other worker compensation over time to cover those new costs. However, recent evidence from Massachusetts suggests otherwise. Prepared by the…

SC Department of Health and Human Serivces Update

May 10, 2012

SC Department of Health and Human Serivces Update for those who may have been impacted by SC Medicaid Security Breach For those families or individuals that may be of limited English proficiency please read the following mesage: Here is the information you requested; In order to monitor an individual’s credit, there has to be a…

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