Medicaid Expansion

Southern Lawmakers Rethink Long-Standing Opposition to Medicaid Expansion

KFF Health News, February 16, 2024 CBS News, February 16, 2024 US News & World Report, February 18, 2024 By Daniel Chang and Andy Miller Patrick Dunnagan of Raleigh, North Carolina, hasn’t been able to work for years because of kidney disease and chronic pain. When North Carolina on Dec. 1 became the 40th state to expand Medicaid, […]

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Opinion: It’s time for SC to do what NC did on healthcare

The State December 6, 2023 By Dr. David Keely As a long-time physician and public health advocate in Rock Hill, S.C., I am looking to our northern neighbors with envy. On Dec. 1, North Carolina closed the coverage gap and expanded Medicaid so that nearly 600,000 more people can now access affordable, quality healthcare. South

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State has big incentive to expand Medicaid to 200,000

Statehouse Report March 26, 2021 By Andy Brack By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  State coffers could get $2.5 billion in new federal funding over two years if lawmakers get over longstanding political objections to expand Medicaid to cover about 200,000 residents without health insurance.  At present, many agree expansion is more of a

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SC did not expand Medicaid under Obamacare, but cost and enrollment are growing anyway

Charleston Post and Courier February 10, 2019 By Jerrel Floyd South Carolina is one of 14 states that continues to turn down federal money to expand eligibility for the low-income Medicaid program. But an analysis by The Post and Courier found the statewide program has grown substantially in recent years anyway. Even without Medicaid expansion,

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Here’s the deal—40 hours is full-time but only in Medicaid expanded states

The Hill’s Congress BlogSeptember 24, 2013 By Frank Knapp Jr.   Franchise owners descended on Capitol Hill last week to lobby for a modification in the Affordable Care Act.  Their complaint is that under ObamaCare, starting in 2015, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will either have to offer their workers affordable health insurance or

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The low-income uninsured are just not worthy

“Primary care is very important.  Preventative care is very important.” Those were Governor Nikki Haley’s comments last week in regard to a new healthcare pilot project to start next year for the 18,000 employees of the Medical University of South Carolina.  Employees will choose from all the primary care doctors of MUSC for their medical

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Report: 62 percent of Poll Respondents in Deep South Support Expansion of the Medicaid Program

Majority of Whites as Well as African-Americans Support Medicaid Expansion In Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, Even 47 Percent of Self-Identified Conservatives Support Medicaid Expansion Washington, D.C.—A poll released today reveals that expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has the solid support—a 62 percent favorable response—of a

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NFIB admits its position on Medicaid expansion will hurt many small businesses

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has strongly advocated that states not expand their Medicaid programs as allowed under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  This wasn’t a business decision by the organization because expanding Medicaid will benefit small businesses as I have pointed out in opinion editorials (here, here and here). Instead it was

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