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SC To Study Health Insurance Exchanges, Comply With ACA

March 17, 2011

By executive decree, Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered the establishment of the South Carolina Health Exchange Planning Committee, an advisory body charged with studying and recommending whether South Carolina should launch a state-based insurance exchange or punt that responsibility to the Feds. Either way, the Affordable Care Act (i.e. the new health care reform law)…

What Happened To S.C.’s $16.8M In Health Care Funds?

March 16, 2011

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Rep. Bakari Sellers, marshal of this particular sunshine brigade. Lawmakers seek answers, say SC quietly taking health care funds By Jason Spencer [email protected] Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 3:15 a.m. COLUMBIA — Five state lawmakers led by Rep. Bakari Sellers, D-Bamberg, have requested an audit of the S.C. Department of…

Study: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Cost S.C. 5,000 Jobs

March 11, 2011

An exclusive from The State: By JOHN O’CONNOR  Friday, Mar. 11, 2011 S.C. hospitals, doctors and other health care businesses could cut 5,000 jobs if legislators approve a proposal to reduce what medical providers are paid to treat poor and disabled patients, according to a University of South Carolina study. A spending plan for the…

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