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It’s a Great Day in South Carolina!

Press Release Subject:  Offshore Drilling Along the Atlantic Coast announcement Date:      March 15, 2015 Who:     South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Contact: Frank Knapp Jr., 803-252-5733, 803-600-6874 cell Today the Obama Administration announced that it has removed the Mid-and South Atlantic areas from its Draft Proposed Program Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas […]

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154,000 South Carolinians at Risk for Losing Health Insurance

Families USA released information today showing how how many South Carolinians in each congressional district could lose health insurance subsidies in the pending supreme court case (see the table below). The US Supreme Court will rule on King v. Burwell by the end of this month. According to the Families USA data, the 154,000 people at

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FREE SHOP Information Sessions, Chester and Lancaster Counties

Small businesses in Chester and Lancaster counties have a special opportunity on January 7, 2015 to hear from an expert on health insurance options available to them and their employees through the federal health insurance marketplace. The sessions are scheduled for: 12:00 p.m. – Native American Studies Center 5:30 p.m. – Chester Downtown Development Association Catherine

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ACTION ALERT!!

Expanding Medicaid Essential for Controlling Health Insurance Costs Contact Senate Finance Committee NOW!!! Today the South Carolina Finance Committee begins their budget debate. Whether our state should expand Medicaid to cover individuals with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level will be debated. It is critically important for our state to accept $11.2

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ACTION ALERT!! Health Insurance Competition

Support REAL competition between insurance companiesContact Senators today Senate bill 145 will receive a public hearing in a subcommittee tomorrow morning.  This bill would prohibit a health insurance company (usually the largest) from contractually forcing healthcare providers to charge other insurance companies more for the same services.   These contract clauses are referred to as “most

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Expanding Medicaid Essential for Controlling Health Insurance Costs

ACTION ALERT!! Call Your House Member NOW!!! Today the South Carolina House begins their budget debate.  Whether our state should expand Medicaid to cover individuals with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level will be debated. It is critically important for our state to accept $11.2 billion through 2020 of federal money to

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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 expand Medicaid in South Carolina.

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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 health care system is integral

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