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End to hidden tax is priority in health reform

Published in Orangeburg Times and Democrat THE ISSUE: Health care reform OUR OPINION: Sharing costs fairly must be priority President Barack Obama and doctors attending the American Medical Association convention didn’t exactly hit it off during the president’s address a week ago. Despite cheering for Obama’s call for reform that brings care to all Americans, the physicians offered […]

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Hidden health tax to insured keeps growing, Study says families with coverage now pay $1,000 for those without

By Liv Osby, Greenville Online May 29, 2009 The average South Carolina family pays more than $1,000 a year through its insurance premiums to cover health care for people with no insurance. It’s a “hidden health tax” that results when costs of care for the uninsured are shifted to paying patients through higher charges to

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Study says S.C. families pay hidden health care tax

Published May 28, 2009 By Nicole Smith, Independent Mail ANDERSON — A new report says South Carolina residents are paying on average $1,017 a year in “hidden health taxes” as part of their family health care premiums. The hidden health tax comes in premium surcharges when families, individuals and small businesses buy health insurance, according to

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Companies might have been overcharged for workers’ comp coverage

By Molly Parker, Charleston Regional Business Journal Published March 5, 2009 The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce is on a crusade to help small businesses that have been overcharged for workers’ compensation coverage to recover money from insurance companies. The organization announced Wednesday that it has launched the S.C. Workers’ Comp Premium Recovery Project in conjunction with Advanced Insurance

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