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NEWS: Higher health premiums could have dire S.C. consequences

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  A health care economist says federal policy could make insurance unaffordable in South Carolina, which could trigger a jump in unemployment and tank the state’s economy.

If the Trump administration does not fund a $7 billion Affordable Care Act program that subsidizes health insurance policies for low- and middle-income earners, then insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs could face double digit increases for many policyholders in the state — whether they buy their insurance through the individual market or through an employer program.

With South Carolina already ranked at the bottom of the pack for health measures, the state’s economy could be crippled by people unable to work due to untreated illnesses and by hospital closures that might result in layoffs and health deserts.

by · 08/11/2017 · News
TOP FIVE:   From car insurance costs to abortion politics to Trump’s supporters

TOP FIVE: From car insurance costs to abortion politics to Trump’s supporters

Five stories you might have missed over the last week:

1. Car insurance premiums spike thanks to crashes, repair bills, The Post and Courier, June 6, 2017

2. College tuition high in Palmetto State, Sam Becker in Cheat Sheet, June 7, 2017

3. Planned Parenthood cries foul to gubernatorial attacks, The State, June 6, 2017

4. Oversight by Higher Ed takes a hit, opinion in The Post and Courier, June 8, 2017

5. Why working-class whites keep supporting Trump, Jonathan Capehart in the Washington Post, June 6, 2017

by · 06/09/2017 · News, Top Five