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The Waiting Room: The Difference Affordable Healthcare Makes

April 16, 2015

Another guest blog this week by Randy Moore, an Appleseed intern, who shares his personal experience with having insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, after many years without.   The Senate Finance Committee will debate the “Healthy SC” amendment this week to provide a private option plan for affordable healthcare. Healthy SC would close that healthcare…

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Medicaid and the Health Insurance Coverage Gap in South Carolina

March 26, 2015

In South Carolina, 194,000 uninsured residents fall into the health insurance coverage gap and are unable to enroll in Medicaid or get tax credits to help buy coverage in the new marketplace. These South Carolinians fall below 100 percent of the federal poverty level guidelines ($20,090 for a family of three and $11,770 for an…

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Open Enrollment for Low Cost Health Insurance Re-opens Sunday March 15th!

November 13, 2014

***Update: March 10th, 2015*** The federal government has opened a special health insurance open enrollment period for tax season. The special period will begin on March 15, 2015 and will remain open until April 30, 2015. Some consumers were unaware of or did not understand the tax implications of not enrolling in coverage. Those who…

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South Carolina | #YourVoteCounts

October 29, 2014

 With the 2014 South Carolina election less than two weeks away, we bring you… #YourVoteCounts At SC Appleseed, we know that voting is a way of connecting to and caring about our neighborhoods, our government, and the direction of public policy in South Carolina.  On Tuesday, November 4th, every vote counts. Every vote is a way to…

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Making SC a place of opportunity and justice for all.

August 11, 2014

Help make SC a place for opportunity and justice for ALL…one VOICE at a time. It’s simple. 1,000 voices each giving $35 in honor of our 35th year MATCHED dollar-for-dollar will raise critical support to help make South Carolina a place of opportunity & justice for all. HTTP://RALLY.ORG/1000VOICES Here in South Carolina, where society historically has been divided along lines of race and socio-economic…

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Our Voice Speaks For…

August 1, 2014

This year, SC Appleseed is celebrating 35 years as a voice for those in need in South Carolina. During the past 35 years, we have served, helped, advocated, fought for and spoken up for 1,000’s of low-income families, children, seniors, consumers, workers and Veterans.   What follows is a list of 35 real-life instances in which…

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The big health care access study you need to see

May 8, 2014

The results are out for one of the first, large-scale studies of how increased access to health care affects health outcomes, and while it may seem to be a no-brainer, the evidence supports what health care advocates long have been saying. Increasing people’s access to health insurance – and by extension, health care – absolutely saves lives. The…

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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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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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Medicaid Expansion in SC – We Continue to Fight

May 23, 2013

This week, Families USA and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Policies released a study revealing something we have known for quite some time – expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has solid public support. In fact, in polling a broad mix of residents in the five southern states of AL, GA, LA, MS, and SC, they received…

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