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The 2020 Public Charge Rule: What South Carolina’s Immigrant Families Need to Know

January 30, 2020

Puede encontrar una versión en español de esta publicación aquí. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that the public charge rule can go into effect. The rule will go into effect on February 24, 2020. Here’s what immigrant families in South Carolina need to know about the new public charge rule: What is…

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Statement: Court of Appeal Ruling on Affordable Care Act Will Cause Tremendous Harm

December 20, 2019

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, partially affirmed a ruling from a lower court that declared the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. This ruling, which will no doubt be appealed to the Supreme Court, continues the governments’ siege on healthcare for people with low incomes. If this decision is ultimately…

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Statement: SC Appleseed Opposes South Carolina’s Harmful and Illegal Work Requirements for Medicaid

December 12, 2019

Today, Governor McMaster announced that South Carolina will implement work requirements for working poor parents participating in the state’s Medicaid program. The governor justifies these requirements based on the false belief that work causes people to be healthy, so people should lose their health insurance unless they are employed.  Work requirements are ineffective, harmful and…

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How Everyone in South Carolina Will Suffer From Medicaid Work Requirements

January 30, 2019

Last week, we blogged about how many people support work requirements and other measures to reduce Medicaid coverage because they believed lies about Medicaid and the people on it. Contrary to what many people think, most people on Medicaid are either unable to work (children, the elderly and people with disabilities) or need the coverage…

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South Carolina is Threatening the Healthcare of Thousands–Based on Lies

January 14, 2019

In December, while most of us were preparing for holidays and the New Year, South Carolina’s Medicaid agency proposed new work-related reporting rules. These new rules would apply only to parents and caretaker relatives with incomes below 67 percent of the poverty line who are insured through Medicaid. To remain on Medicaid, these parents and…

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

November 29, 2018

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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STATEMENT: Proposed Rule Would Increase Poverty and Endanger Immigrants and Their Children

September 24, 2018

Following a trend of spiteful anti-immigrant policies, over the weekend, the Administration published a new proposed rule that would alter decades of existing legal immigration precedent. This departure from American values will directly endanger the lives of immigrant families, including children who are United States citizens. The proposed rule forces immigrant families into an impossible…

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Caring for South Carolina’s Children – The role of EPSDT in Children’s Healthcare

May 30, 2018

“I sleep good at night because I take care of my kids well,” stated Mrs. Johnson, of her twin sons. Mrs. Johnson’s sons are both on the Autism Spectrum, and she participated in a recent focus group conducted by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center to learn about parents’ and caregivers’ understanding of their children’s…

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SC Appleseed Response to Gov. McMaster’s 2018 State of the State Address

January 26, 2018

On Wednesday night, Gov. McMaster gave his first “State of the State” address. In the end, what he offered felt like little more than pandering and empty promises—albeit with a handshake and a smile. While speaking of “New Prosperity” and broad tax cuts, he conveniently omitted that the proposed cuts would largely benefit those who…

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment is coming—11/1/17-12/15/17! #GETCOVERED for 2018!

October 6, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains the law of the land. Since 2014 – over 22 million people in the United Sates have gained access to affordable, quality health insurance including over 230,000 South Carolinians! In a few short weeks, the Open Enrollment period for 2018 health care coverage will begin. This year, Open Enrollment…

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