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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…

Kaiser study finds ObamaCare premiums “lower than expected”

September 9, 2013

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading health policy research organization, reported “lower than expected” premiums for ObamaCare’s new insurance exchanges in a major study released last week. With open enrollment in new insurance marketplaces set to begin Oct. 1, the Foundation compiled premium data from the new marketplaces in the 17 states where it is fully…

19 SC Health Centers receive grants from Obama Administration for insurance enrollment assistance

July 11, 2013

On July 10, 2013, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in grant awards to 1,159 health centers across the nation (19 of which are in South Carolina) to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. With these funds, health centers are expected to hire…

The Truth Is…Health Insurance Makes a Difference in Health

June 25, 2013

  As South Carolina’s state Medicaid Director Tony Keck continues to tell state policy makers that expanding the Medicaid program to bring healthcare insurance to the uninsured is not right for SC, we learn from the sound research of the Commonwealth Fund that this is absolutely untrue. A recent study reported that people who gained insurance coverage through Oregon’s…

S.C.’s Questionable Bid For A Private Insurance Exchange

January 10, 2012

From American Medical News: Gov. Nikki Haley’s email influence flap sheds light on the struggle of states that don’t want to implement reform themselves but don’t want federal intervention. By Doug Trapp Jan. 9, 2012 A South Carolina state commission concluded in late 2011 that neither a state nor a federal health insurance exchange is…

2.5M Young Adults Gain Health Insurance Via Obamacare – Huzzah!

December 14, 2011

 From The Associated Press: President Obama talks about the Affordable Care Act in Virginia earlier this week. He highlighted provisions, including requirements to let young adults stay on their parents’ insurance plans. (By Dennis Brack, Getty Images) By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR December 14, 2011 Washington – The number of young adults lacking medical coverage has shrunk…

The Individual Mandate’s Shameless Flip-Floppers

December 8, 2011

From The Hill: GOPers Who Were For It Before They Were Against It By Juan Williams 12/05/11 05:15 AM ET What do Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, have in common? Long before President Obama, both supported an idea they now pretend to spurn — the idea of…

S.C. Health Insurance Bringing Up The Rear Again

November 23, 2011

From The Health Care Blog: Still ringing true after all these years. By Al Lewis Nov 22, 2011 What makes a state’s health insurance successful for its citizens?   It should be affordable, it should cover a lot of people, and it should manage its members well, keeping people healthy as measured both by preventive care…

Haley’s Panel: No State Health Insurance ‘Exchange’ For S.C.

November 22, 2011

From The Post & Courier: By Renee Dudley [email protected] Friday, November 18, 2011 South Carolina should not manage its own “exchange” where health coverage will be sold once the new federal health care law takes full effect in 2014, a state panel is expected to recommend today. The S.C. Health Planning Committee wants private companies…

Haley’s Waiting Game On S.C.’s Health Insurance Exchange

November 16, 2011

From Kaiser Health News: S.C.’s top health official, Anthony Keck, and Gov. Nikki Haley, not fans of the 2010 health law, are likely to decide to let the federal government run the state’s exchange. (Haley photo by MaryAustinPhoto via Flickr) By Christopher Weaver Nov 15, 2011 South Carolina’s top health official will recommend this week…

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