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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
NEWS:  Proposed Medicaid cuts could pit needy South Carolinians against each other

NEWS: Proposed Medicaid cuts could pit needy South Carolinians against each other

By Ashley Heffernan, contributing writer | Goose Creek resident Jerry Marsh retired from the restaurant industry as a general manager about nine years ago as his multiple sclerosis started getting worse. Now in a wheelchair, the 62-year-old works part-time and qualifies for Medicare and Social Security Disability Insurance.

His $36,000-a-year salary also supports his wife, who gets subsidized health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and their 12-year-old grandson, who they adopted three years ago and are raising. The child qualifies for Medicaid, which provides health coverage to more than a million South Carolinians, including about 662,000 children.

by · 05/26/2017 · News