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Can Insurers Charge More Due To A Pre-Existing Condition?

January 31, 2012

There is still confusion about whether pre-existing conditions matter when it comes to the cost of your health insurance premium. Kaiser Health News‘ “Insuring Your Health” columnist Michelle Andrews says the answer depends on how you buy your insurance. In 2014, the health law will prohibit insurers from charging you more because of your health…

Exactly Which Life-Saving Provision Would You Repeal, Mr. Candidate?

January 12, 2012

As they stump across South Carolina, top-tier GOP candidates are fond of boasting how quickly they, as president, would do away with the Affordable Care Act. Never mind that the law’s most important provisions are hugely popular with the majority of Americans. In response, Boston Globe columnist¬†John McDonough penned a nuts-and-bolts piece, in which he…

Premiums Lowered For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

June 1, 2011

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2011 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 HHS to Reduce Premiums, Make it Easier for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions to Get Health Insurance The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced new steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in…

Affordable Care Act Helping South Carolinians (Episode 3)

April 1, 2011

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-HOZYagQZA] Sue Berkowitz, director of S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center, has fought hard for health care reforms in order to improve the lives of all South Carolinians, but she also had her own dog in that fight, a dog named Max. Sue shares her family’s story here. Thanks, Sue!

Affordable Care Act Helping South Carolinians (Episode 1)

March 24, 2011

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukbtdTpOnbE] Alan Roblee was among three South Carolinians who joined S.C. Health Care Voices for a press conference at the State House yesterday. He and others whose lives have been greatly improved by the Affordable Care Act testified to the law’s efficacy on its one-year anniversary. S.C. Health Care Voices would like to thank Alan…

Why We Can’t Afford Repeal

January 13, 2011

A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group The Cost of Repeal: Examining the Impacts on Consumers and Businesses of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law 2011-01-10 Executive Summary On March 23, 2010, after a long congressional debate, President Barack Obama signed into law comprehensive federal health care reform legislation, known as…

So Far, Insurance ‘Bridge’ Interests Fewer Than Expected

January 13, 2011

From The Post & Courier: By Renee Dudley [email protected] Sunday, January 9, 2011 Just more than 100 South Carolinians are enrolled in the federally-run insurance plan for adults with so-called “pre-existing” medical conditions, according to the latest data. Some advocates for the uninsured said last week that figure is far below their expectations. “Clearly there…

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