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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…

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…

Gov. Haley’s Healthcare Advisory Group Dragging Its Feet

October 25, 2011

From The Post & Courier: By Brian Hicks Sunday, October 23, 2011 So the South Carolina Health Planning Committee needs more time to figure out this whole insurance thing. There’s a shocker. As Renee Dudley reported last week, the panel’s director has asked for a one-month extension to “review the research, analysis and information” to…

Gov. Haley’s Healthcare Advisory Group Seeks Extension

October 25, 2011

From The Post & Courier: BY RENEE DUDLEY [email protected] Thursday, October 20, 2011 A state committee tasked with determining how health insurance will be sold once federal health care reform takes full effect in 2014 is asking for a monthlong extension to make its recommendations to the governor. Gary Thibault, director of the S.C. Health Planning…

Good News: S.C. Medicaid May Add 70,000 Kids To Program

October 25, 2011

From The Associated Press: By Seanna Adcox Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 COLUMBIA, S.C. — The director of South Carolina’s Medicaid agency wants to make it easier for low-income children who already qualify for health care coverage to enroll, saying Monday it’s a conservative step toward meeting a huge unfunded liability looming in 2014. Director Tony…

South Carolina: Home Of Individual-Mandate Hypocrisy

October 3, 2011

From Slate: South Carolina Gov. Nikiki Haley | Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Why aren’t conservatives complaining about this South Carolina insurance law? By Eliot Spitzer| Posted Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 The “individual mandate” in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has provoked incredible enthusiasm among the act’s supporters and towering rage in its opponents. The obligation…

Sen. Graham’s Wrong-Headed Medicaid Opt-Out Bill

September 22, 2011

From The Greenville News: Graham Touts Medicaid Option Bill would let states opt out of expansion 11:07 PM, Sep. 21, 2011  | By Liv Osby | Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow states to opt out of the Medicaid expansion expected in 2014 under the federal health reform law.…

Haley To Reject Federal $$$ For S.C.’s Health Exchanges

September 2, 2011

From The State: By GINA SMITH – [email protected] Gov. Nikki Haley said she will let federal deadlines slip by and not accept millions in federal funds to help South Carolina set up its own health insurance exchange. Health insurance exchanges, the centerpiece of federal health care reform, are online marketplaces, to be set up by…

Panel For SC Health Care Exchange Set To Meet

July 11, 2011

From The Post and Courier:      Monday, July 11, 2011–Associated Press COLUMBIA — A panel working on competitiveness issues for South Carolina’s proposed state-run health care exchange is planning to meet. The panel meeting Monday is part of the South Carolina Health Planning Committee that Gov. Nikki Haley established earlier this year. It will…

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