If federal health care reform is repealed, South Carolinians will suffer the following consequences: Drastic cuts to the Medicaid and Medicare programs would lead to the closure of many hospital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