Posted on September 20, 2012 by scjustice
Still unclear about health reform? Consumer Reports just released this guide, Seven Things You Need to Know Now: http://tinyurl.com/dxuvdrj
What are your thoughts? Did it clarify things for you?
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Posted on July 25, 2012 by scjustice
“We can’t afford it!” appears to be the trending attitude in a few states about the recent Medicaid expansion, South Carolina included.
South Carolina Governor strongly voiced opposition to the expansion.
South Carolina’s Nikki Haley wrote in an op-ed that the “price tag to South Carolina tax payers” would be “an extra $1.1 to $2.3 billion” over the next six years. In fact, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid Expansion and the Uninsured calculated that South Carolina would have to kick in between $470 million and $615 million, depending on how many people chose to enroll. Again, in the first six years of the expansion, the federal government would pay for more than 95 percent of the total costs, between $11.4 and $12.7 billion depending on the participation rate.
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Posted on June 8, 2012 by scjustice
Some people fear that health reform may result in job loss. They feel that when employers are required to offer health insurance coverage or make payments related to a worker, employers will reduce wages and/or other worker compensation over time to cover those new costs. However, recent evidence from Massachusetts suggests otherwise.
Prepared by the Urban Institute on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, here is an examination of employment trends in Massachusetts as the state implemented health reform. READ MORE
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