June 28th, 2017
As we continue to build on our special election momentum and push back on Republican efforts to take health insurance away from more than 400,000 South Carolinians, we are excited that Democratic candidates are stepping up to the plate to deliver real solutions for our state. Today, Mal Hyman, a longtime educator at Coker College […]
June 28th, 2017
Our legislator spotlight series continues this week with Senate Assistant Democratic Leader John W. Matthews, Jr. Senator Matthews lives in Orangeburg and represents Senate District 39, which includes parts of Orangeburg, Calhoun, Berkeley, Colleton, and Dorchester Counties. When Senator Matthews was first elected to the State House in 1974, he became the first African American elected […]
June 27th, 2017
Last week, you heard from Sam Martin, one of the 317,000 South Carolinians who has gained health care coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act. But it’s not just folks like Sam who are at risk of serious harm if the ACA is repealed. In order to fund a huge tax cut for […]
Post and Courier, 06/27/2017
While many Americans perceive Medicaid as an entitlement program for adults and children who live in poverty, 61 percent of Medicaid spending benefits the elderly and disabled, according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. In South Carolina, three in five nursing home residents are covered by Medicaid.
Post and Courier, 06/25/2017
There are more than a million kids living in South Carolina today, and 60 percent of them are on Medicaid.
For now, anyway.
Post and Courier, 06/23/2017
The S.C. Hospital Association said Friday the U.S. Senate's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare "will lead to an increase in uninsured South Carolinians and disproportionately impact the state’s poor, elderly and disabled community, as well as healthcare providers."
Washington Monthly, 06/22/2017
I hope that the lessons learned from Parnell’s race are chronicled and then implemented again in 2018 in places where African American turnout can make the difference.