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signupSC | SC Appleseed launches new healthcare Marketplace tool

December 4, 2013

signupSC is a website specifically built for providing valuable, credible, and up to date information on the Federal Health Care Marketplace. This site will serve as a resource for individuals, families and advocates in South Carolina to better understand how the Marketplace works. With 117 days left to enroll in the health exchanges, we hope signupSC will help you…

Breaking Down the MAGI Method

January 9, 2013

The Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is a new measure of income under the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t allow for disregards and deductions, such as for childcare and work-related expenses. As a result, the Affordable Care Act could have resulted in many children missing out on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insuranace Program (CHIP) coverage when their…

Obama’s Health Care Law: Your Questions Answered

October 12, 2012

Does the new health care law cover illegal immigrants? How does it affect those who are not U.S. citizens, but are living in the United States legally? To get a better grip on Obama’s health care law and how it’s effect on both legal and illegal immigrants, Kaiser Health News answered the top five questions…

Clear health care information is now available for millions of Americans

September 25, 2012

This was released earlier this week by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:  Health care law ensures consumers get clear, consistent information about health coverage  Because of the health care law, millions of Americans will have access to standardized, easy-to-understand information about health plan benefits and coverage. Insurance companies and employers are now required to…


September 4, 2012

SCOTUS’s Ruling for Middle Class

July 11, 2012

Let’s take a look at what SCOTUS’s ruling means for the middle class: •Insurance companies no longer have unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or charge women more than men. •Soon, no American will ever again be denied care or charged more due to a pre-existing condition, like cancer or even asthma.…

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm…

April 5, 2012

From the LA Times: The lead plaintiff challenging the Affordable Car Act says she should not be forced to buy health insurance. She apparently doesn’t need health insurance because she doesn’t have any intention of paying for health care to begin with. Why pay for something you can get for free? Turns out, as part…

Who loses if the Affordable Care Act is Struck Down?

April 5, 2012

Soon, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. But it’s important to remember that there are millions of individuals who have already benefited from its enactment.  Old and young people, people we work with, people we worship with and people in our circle of friends who now have affordable healthcare…

Yahoo! Finance: How Healthcare Reform Affects You

March 27, 2012

Yahoo! Finance has a nice piece today discussing the ACA and how it will affect some typical families. Check it out and tell us what you think!

5 Ways the ACA Helps Address Disparities

March 23, 2012

From our friends at NHELP, five ways health care reform addresses disparities in health care: ALREADY IN PLACE: Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability The ACA extended the nondiscrimination protections of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act to…

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