Medicaid Expansion

New AARP Survey Shows Support for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina

(Columbia) A new AARP survey of 800 South Carolina residents 45+ shows that almost 70 percent feel that when compared to other government programs, Medicaid is very to extremely important.   Moreover,  57 percent of 45 to 64 year-olds surveyed disagree with Gov. Nikki Haley’s refusal to accept federal funds to…

Medicaid Expansion Testimony, Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee

S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Affordable Care Act Subcommittee Prepared remarks Frank Knapp Jr. President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce ——————————————————————————————— Senators, I want to report a hijacking. Today we are told by Mr. Haislmaier (Heritage Foundation) that the issue of whether South Carolina should expand Medicaid…

The ACA Toolbox for Health Reform: What State Health Leaders Aren’t Telling the General Assembly

February 5, 2013 by The Ruoff Group The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides health policymakers with a robust set of tools to accomplish important changes to both bring costs under control and improve our health and health care. The coverage expansion which ensures affordable access to this new, high performance…

Glimmer of hope for Medicaid expansion

The South Carolina House and Senate started the new legislative session yesterday.  For those who have not experienced the occasion it’s similar to the first day back at school in the fall.  Everybody is friendly and happy to see each other.   All were in a positive mood except for the…