healthcare

Health insurance industry targets Charleston’s hospitality workers during Obamacare launch

October 9, 2013 By Corey Hutchins | Charleston City Paper Nick Johnson is a 33-year-old Folly Beach bartender who hasn’t had health insurance since he was 18. He also hasn’t seen the inside of a hospital or a doctor’s office for more than a decade, but two weeks ago he injured…

Less Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

August 7, 2013 By Dinah Wisenberg Brin | Entrepreneur Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees — or the equivalent — as defined by the U.S. Affordable Care Act may wonder what they should do to prepare for employee open enrollment on the new healthcare exchanges this October. If you’re among those…

Say goodbye to expensive deductibles and co-pays. Say hello to affordable healthcare.

New Membership Benefit Even with the Affordable Care Act, which should make health insurance more affordable, you will still have to pay deductibles and co-pays every time you go to a doctor or hospital. The average American family with insurance will continue every year to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket…

Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as “Obamacare.” It could mean exposing businesses to Internal Revenue Service penalties and leaving low-income…

Nearly 418,000 South Carolinians Will Be Eligible for New Health Insurance Premium Tax Credits in 2014

New Report Provides County-Specific Breakdown of Tax Credit Eligibility by Income, Age, Race and Ethnicity, Employment Status Press Release: Families USA Washington, D.C.— A report released today says that in 2014 nearly 418,000 South Carolinians will be eligible for premium tax credits that will help them pay for health coverage—a…

Tidal wave of lies

There are three main things holding the small businesses back in North Carolina, says Gregg Thompson the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in that state.  “One is regulations, one is health care and one is taxes.” Mr. Thompson’s comments were part of a nine-state “Stop the Tidal Wave” anti-regulations…

Small Business & the Next Governor

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) today released an assessment of the three candidates running for Governor—Rep. Nikki Haley, Sen. Vincent Sheheen and Dr. Morgan Reeves. The assessment was based both on specific critical legislative votes and a questionnaire sent to each candidate on July 7, 2010.…