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NEWS:  Loss of federal program could more than double uninsured S.C. children

NEWS:  Loss of federal program could more than double uninsured S.C. children

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  Congressional inaction could cause an estimated 70,000 children in South Carolina to lose health insurance coverage, increasing the number of uninsured children by about 160 percent.

Statewide today, there are about 44,000 South Carolina children without health insurance.

In 2016, 96 percent of South Carolina children had health insurance, thanks to in part to the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  It extends free child medical coverage for families that make too much to qualify for Medicaid but still make below 208 percent of poverty …

by · 10/06/2017 · News
TOP FIVE: On bias, high court, free trade, labor laws and DSS case loads

TOP FIVE: On bias, high court, free trade, labor laws and DSS case loads

This week’s Top Five stories: (1) Blacks see bias in delay on a Scalia successor; Battle starting over next S.C. chief justice; (3) S.C. has free trade scars; (4) When state s fight to overturn good local labor laws; and (5) Senators say high DSS case loads mean children are at risk.

by · 02/19/2016 · Top Five
11/20 issue: Child care, Tecklenburg, Columbia’s grace

11/20 issue: Child care, Tecklenburg, Columbia’s grace

In the Nov. 20, 2015, issue of Statehouse Report:

NEWS: Reports stress importance of coordinating child services
POLITICS: Tip of the hat to a past campaign
COMMENTARY: Meet Charleston’s new mayor
SPOTLIGHT: South Carolina AFL-CIO
MY TURN, Reba Campbell: Grace in Columbia, too
FEEDBACK: Send us your letters
SCORECARD: From Haley to Haley
NUMBER: $587,000,000
QUOTE: On the edge
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Josephine Pinckney

http://www.statehousereport.com/2015/11/20/nov20-issue/

by · 11/20/2015 · Full Issue
NEWS:  Reports stress coordinating child services

NEWS: Reports stress coordinating child services

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Two new reports suggest South Carolina lawmakers can do a better job of educating and helping children by coordinating public policy efforts and services across state agencies and budgets.

At the end of October, the Office of First Steps Study Committee recommended a “governance structure that increases accountability, quality and impact of statewide early childhood education programs.” The committee, chartered by legislators in 2014 to review the effectiveness of the South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness early childhood education initiative, recommended a cabinet-level agency to streamline and coordinate services to children, which often are fragmented across myriad agencies. Alternatives included making First Steps part of the state Department of Education.

by · 11/20/2015 · News
LETTERS: From fixing education to topless beaches

LETTERS: From fixing education to topless beaches

Letters on why children deserve better on education from state lawmakers and why roads should be paid with something other than gas taxes.

by · 10/16/2015 · Feedback