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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If federal health care reform is repealed, South Carolinians will suffer the following consequences: Drastic cuts to the Medicaid and Medicare programs would lead to the closure of many hospital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…

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter Talks Good Sense

October 29, 2010

South Carolina Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter dropped some straight talk on the new health care law yesterday (Thursday, Oct. 28) on ETV Radio’s “Your Day.” Click here to stream a refreshing earful from Orangeburg’s outspoken social-worker-turned-legislator.

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…

It’s All About Us Having Better Choices

October 15, 2010

By Darryl Fears (Washington Post) Friday, October 15, 2010 Steven Lipstein was in New Delhi preparing for a hike in the Himalayas last month when his cellphone rang. A colleague at the Association of American Medical Colleges on the other end of the line told him he’d been selected by the Government Accountability Office to…

A Thoughtful Prescription

October 15, 2010

Here’s a thoughtful three-point prescription for reading between the lines of lazy and/or partisan reporting on the new health care law, courtesy of Kaiser Health News. Changes Wrought By Health Reform? Well, Maybe Not By Jonathan Cohn So far, the big McDonald’s controversy is turning out to be a big nothingburger. Two weeks ago, the…

Release: HHS, States Act To Expand Children’s Options

October 14, 2010

New Agreements in Maryland Likely To Result in Expanded Options for Children In a letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Secretary Sebelius today outlined efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working with states, to ensure insurance companies keep their promise to “make pre-existing conditions exclusions a thing of the past”…

A New Day For Healthcare Consumers

September 28, 2010

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See If This Helps

September 23, 2010

This clip explaining the Affordable Care Act is plain and simple and well worth sharing with anyone trying to understand this behemoth of a law. [brightcove vid=608833805001&exp3=1875349721&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=1875348214&pk=AQ%2E%2E,AAAAAG_HivY%2E,sgDjaI7wvsueyxYvBTnH9ElGyGMdLEbW&w=486&h=412]

Good News on the Affordable Care Act

September 17, 2010

Researchers at the RAND Corporation have established models with which to predict how health-insurance markets are likely to change after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their findings have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the news is good: They expect a big net increase in employer-sponsored insurance offers, contradicting…

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