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8:22 am on Friday February 28, 2014

South Carolina missing out on $800M in Federal Funding

South Carolina is slated to lose out on $807,000,000 dollars in Federal Funding over the next eight years for not expanding Medicaid.  via HuffPo Following a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that made Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act...
6:54 am on Thursday February 13, 2014

41,000 sign up for Obamacare in South Carolina

Some 41,000 South Carolinians have selected a health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov but... The number of people who have selected a plan and paid their first month's premium - a requirement for true enrollment - is 26,923, according to S.C....
7:00 am on Tuesday May 31, 2011

Two new hospitals planned for Berkeley County (update: two years later, no progress made)

Update May 31: Back in 2009, the S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control approved plans from both Trident Health System and Roper St. Francis Healthcare to build 50-bed hospitals in Berkeley County. Believing that if both hospitals were to...
1:00 pm on Monday May 9, 2011

Haley champions change to privatizing mental health services

Image by Flickr user maryaustionphotoThe South Carolina Department of Mental Health is, with Gov. Nikki Haley's blessing, considering privatizing health care services for approximately 200 criminal mentally ill patients as well as about 120 sexual...
7:58 am on Sunday January 30, 2011

Fuse843 is back: Talk social media, avoid health insurance mistakes

The fantastic geniuses over at Fuse843 (disclosure: I'm one of the four founders) are starting back up the monthly meetings that aim to cultivate the Beaufort area's creative class. This month's meeting will be on Wednesday, February 9, and focus on...
12:30 pm on Monday November 22, 2010

A look inside South Carolina's looming Medicaid crisis

Image by Flickr user sparkieblues You probably remember the news about how South Carolina is on the edge of a Medicaid budgetary crisis and that a high-ranking state Senator was threatening to just shut the whole thing down taking away health...
5:12 am on Monday November 22, 2010

A look inside South Carolina's looming Medicaid crisis

You probably remember the news about how South Carolina is on the edge of a Medicaid budgetary crisis and that a high-ranking state Senator was threatening to just shut the whole thing down taking away health insurance from some 1-in-6 South...
4:42 am on Tuesday November 2, 2010

Beaufort Memorial Hospital joins 'Spirit of Women' campaign (w/videos)

Flickr user christianacare Beaufort Memorial Hospital has joined a national program aimed at providing more focussed programming and patient care for the region's female population. BMH is the only Lowcountry hospital to be part of the Spirit of...
4:46 am on Tuesday October 5, 2010

In politics: 15% of South Carolinains at risk for losing health insurance

Image by Flickr user TWMIn a push back against growing public insurance rosters during the recession, hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians' insurance policies are a risk along with billions in federal matching dollars. The Post and Courier has...
4:27 am on Friday August 27, 2010

Two Folly Beach residents receiving 'Hometown Hero' awards for work in Africa

Image by Madaktari AfricaFolly Beach residents Dr. Dilan Ellegala and volunteer director Doyle Word are being honored by the city in a ceremony next month for their work in east Africa that has helped improve surgical procedures in that part of the...

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