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Important Information About SNAP (Food Stamps) During the Government Shut Down

(Español abajo) February SNAP benefits will be received early—on January 17th—because of the federal government shutdown. Yesterday afternoon the SC Department of Social Services released important information related to SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) for February that will affect about 231,000 households in our state. This information is urgent for SNAP beneficiaries in our state.…

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Join us to take a stand against harmful Medicaid work requirements in SC

Proposed Medicaid work requirements would cause real harm for vulnerable, low-income South Carolina parents. South Carolina’s Medicaid agency is pursuing a rule change, creating work requirements for those on Medicaid. The rule would force low-income South Carolina parents with Medicaid coverage to prove they have a job or risk losing their health benefits. These work…

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Press Release: Number of Uninsured Children in South Carolina Jumps 20 Percent

Georgetown University Report Shows Nationwide Increase for the First Time in a Decade SC Appleseed Media Contact: Sue Berkowitz | [email protected] | Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Media Contact: Cathy Hope | [email protected]   The number of uninsured children in South Carolina climbed from about 50,000 to 60,000 in the past year, reversing…

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