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Where are the uninsured in South Carolina?

February 14, 2014

The Coverage Gap A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts roughly 194,000 South Carolinians will fall into a health insurance coverage gap due to incomes above Medicaid eligibility levels, but below poverty limits. They earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for Marketplace premium tax credits. Most of these people have very limited coverage options and…

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2014 South Carolina Legislative Session Kicks Off

January 14, 2014

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the South Carolina  Legislature began what is sure to be an active session. The Legislature will address bills dealing with many Appleseed issues during the 156-day session, including: Health care access for all South Carolinians Reducing barriers to opportunity for all South Carolinians Ensuring all children have full access to…

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signupSC | SC Appleseed launches new healthcare Marketplace tool

December 4, 2013

signupSC is a website specifically built for providing valuable, credible, and up to date information on the Federal Health Care Marketplace. This site will serve as a resource for individuals, families and advocates in South Carolina to better understand how the Marketplace works. With 117 days left to enroll in the health exchanges, we hope signupSC will help you…

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On Immigration Reform: Local Latino Teens Get a Chance to Give Their Perspective

October 9, 2013

Latino Teen 48-Hour Film Festival empowers Columbia teens to share their voice with the world. Funded by a generous grant from the National Black Programming Consortium, the The Nickelodeon Theatre and SCETV will hold a 48-hour Latino Teen Flash Festival this Friday, June 14, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Columbia, SC. Over the course of this weekend, the Latino youth…

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A Blueprint for Reducing the School Dropout Rates in SC

October 3, 2013

Solutions, Not Suspensions | Key to Keeping Students in School The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center has produced a report of innovative recommendations for reducing South Carolina’s alarming student and teacher dropout rates, part of a national effort to draw attention to the problem of zero-tolerance discipline policies. The report Effective Discipline for Student Success: Reducing Student and…

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Cutting food stamps is callous, cruel

September 27, 2013

By Sue Berkowitz Special Guest Op-Ed for Statehouse Report SEPT. 27, 2013 — S.C. Appleseed issued information last week provided by Food Research Action Center detailing how one in four children and one in five adults in South Carolina are struggling with hunger.  Last week’s vote by the U.S. House to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $40 billion…

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Virtual Charter School Issues Part of School to Prison Pipeline

September 17, 2013

A recent investigation by The State newspaper demonstrates that far too often in South Carolina, struggling students are shown the door by schools, rather than receiving the help they need. In “SC online schools fear becoming “dumping ground,’” charter school leaders, students, and parents describe school districts’ suggestions that students withdraw from their home school if they are failing…

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Homelessness in Columbia | a step in the right direction, an example for others.

September 9, 2013

Over the past few weeks, South Carolina’s capital city and our community have been consumed by a particularly public debate around how we will deal with our homeless brothers and sisters. The focus of many national news outlets, people across the nation watched closely to see the example we might set. There were times during…

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Study challenges assumptions about poverty, upward mobility

August 7, 2013

JULY 26, 2013 – For Americans trying to escape poverty, location matters – just like in real estate. And if you live in the Deep South, it’s harder to escape than about anywhere else in the country, just as generations of us have known. Throughout every area of South Carolina, jumping from the bottom quintile…

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South Carolina Pursues a Healthy Bucks Program for SNAP

July 15, 2013

SC Appleseed believes that ending hunger, along with ensuring access to healthy foods, should be the focus of our health officials. However, in recent months, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in South Carolina has come to the forefront as part of a larger discussion on the high obesity rate in the state. A discussion that,…

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