Tony Keck

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…

Obesity, regulations and donuts

Last month the new director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) stirred up the debate on healthcare in the Palmetto State.  Catherine Templeton said that she had a “hallelujah moment” in talking with health experts when she realized that obesity was an important contributor to…

Expanding healthcare to more childen….finally!

Congratulation to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck.  Their proposal to add an additional $29 million in the Medicaid budget for children’s healthcare appears to be a done deal both in the House and Senate.  This is a dramatic turnaround from the…

Black will not be fall guy

These must have been the worst two weeks in David Black’s life.  What started in February as a new career adventure for the former president and CEO of the Liberty Life Insurance Company in Greenville, dissolved into a nightmare for the Director of the S.C. Department of Insurance who resigned…