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10:40 am on Wednesday March 19, 2014

Not expanding Medicaid could cost SC hospitals billions

South Carolina emergency rooms take in thousands of patients who can't afford to pay for treatment every year. A part of the Affordable Care Act aims to cut that number, but the state does not take part. South Carolina chose not to accept the...
8:22 am on Friday February 28, 2014

South Carolina missing out on $800M in Federal Funding

South Carolina is slated to lose out on $807,000,000 dollars in Federal Funding over the next eight years for not expanding Medicaid.  via HuffPo Following a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that made Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act...
7:11 am on Sunday November 10, 2013

194,330 in S.C. to go without in healthcare 'coverage gap'; Hospitals brace for impact

While some 336,000 South Carolinians will get subsidies for their health insurance, another 200,000 are stuck too poor for subsidies and not poor enough for free coverage. It's part of a national "coverage gap" in states that refused to expand...
1:44 am on Tuesday July 10, 2012

Number of births to moms on Medicaid falls in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton counties

Flickr user Koffiemetkoek The number of moms in total — along with the number of teenage moms — who were relying on Medicaid fell across the region in 2011. In Beaufort County the number of moms giving birth while on Medicaid fell 10.2% to 862, and...
3:41 am on Monday July 11, 2011

Second round of State Medicaid cuts go into effect today

Image by Flickr user nffcnnrUpdate July 11: In an attempt to cut an estimated $125 million in costs for the fiscal year, the second round of South Carolina Medicaid cuts take effect today. Starting today, in addition to the 3 percent across-the-...
9:38 am on Sunday February 27, 2011

Campaign donations and $24 million for Medicaid mental health pills come under fire in South Carolina

As South Carolina grapples with a $700 million budget deficit, it's also trying to right a Medicaid agency that's forecast to be $255 million in debt — and emerging as key mark in that battle is $24 million spent on three mental health drugs called ...
4:33 am on Sunday February 27, 2011

Campaign donations and $24 million for Medicaid mental health pills come under fire in South Carolina

Image by Flickr user Fillmore Photography As South Carolina grapples with a $700 million budget deficit, it's also trying to right a Medicaid agency that's forecast to be $255 million in debt — and emerging as key mark in that battle is $24 million...
12:30 pm on Monday November 22, 2010

A look inside South Carolina's looming Medicaid crisis

Image by Flickr user sparkieblues You probably remember the news about how South Carolina is on the edge of a Medicaid budgetary crisis and that a high-ranking state Senator was threatening to just shut the whole thing down taking away health...
5:12 am on Monday November 22, 2010

A look inside South Carolina's looming Medicaid crisis

You probably remember the news about how South Carolina is on the edge of a Medicaid budgetary crisis and that a high-ranking state Senator was threatening to just shut the whole thing down taking away health insurance from some 1-in-6 South...
5:00 am on Tuesday October 12, 2010

Glenn McConnell: Let the people hurt, it will teach Washington

A legacy in the making: "A good lesson for our leaders and bureaucrats in Washington to know that when more people are added to the rolls that it will be those in dire need of governmental assistance who will be severely hurt when program...

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