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Proposed bill would help even out competition among health insurers

Published on March 20, 2013 By Lauren Sausser, The Post and Courier South Carolinians covered by companies other than Blue Cross Blue Shield could see lower health insurance premiums if a proposed bill is signed into state law. Senate Bill 145 is attempting to even the playing field among competing…

Without Medicaid expansion, hefty fines loom for small SC firms

Published on February 23, 2013 By JOEY HOLLEMAN, The State COLUMBIA, SC — A wave of higher health insurance expenses will threaten the bottom lines of many small and medium-sized businesses starting next year under the Affordable Care Act. And if S.C. leaders turn down expanding Medicaid,as expected, the wave…

Lawmakers Grappling with Mental-Mental, Longshore Bills

Published on February 15, 2013 By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief, Workcompcentral The South Carolina Legislature is scheduled to debate bills that would prevent workers covered by the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the Jones Act from filing state workers’ compensation claims and would ease the restrictions…

Yes to Medicaid Expansion

Published on February 7, 2013 By Corey Hutchins, Free Times Supporters of expanding Medicaid coverage in South Carolinalargely blame an anti-Obama partisan sentiment for opposition to the federal program. For them, the decision should be a no-brainer: Opting in to expansionwould give hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians health insurancecoverage,…