Palmetto Promise calls on Congress to make sensible decisions amid COVID pandemic

Jobs & Economy
July 6, 2020

As “stimulus” legislation flew through Congress with band-aids intended to address looming unemployment and general economic devastation, Palmetto Promise Institute along with partner organizations from across the country kept a keen eye on the details of federal legislation. PPI signed onto several joint letters, calling for the passage or blocking of various bills and initiatives.

A Landmark Win for Education Freedom

June 30, 2020

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released its opinion in the matter of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Based on our tracking of this case over two years, Palmetto Promise felt confident of a straight up win on the merits, but oral arguments were not a walk in the park,

LETTER: Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis and Building a Stronger Health Sector for the Future

June 25, 2020

Palmetto Promise Institute singed onto the below letter calling for 3 major healthcare changes in light of COVID-19:  Make it easier for people to access personal, “portable” health insurance” that travels with them from job to job and in and out of the labor market.  Make it easier for people to communicate with their medical providers of


June 25, 2020

Atlas Network highlighted work done by PPI to suspend South Carolina’s Certificate of Need laws at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. You can read our initial post about this here. This article originally appeared on Atlas Network’s website.  Executive Order No. 2020-11, section 4, which temporarily suspends Certificate of Need requirements for hospital beds in South

Hospitals lose lawsuit against Trump Administration price transparency rules

June 25, 2020

In a significant win for healthcare freedom, the American Hospital Association has failed in its legal action against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) new hospital price transparency rule. The proposed rule—first revealed in August—would require hospitals to report the rates they have negotiated with insurance companies. These “payer-specific” negotiated charges have long

Independent schools scale first legal hurdle in athletics rules discrimination case

June 24, 2020

On Monday, June 22, a Richland County judge ruled in favor of independent schools across the state who sued the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) over new rules that would limit the athletic participation of public charter and private school students. Palmetto Promise has been supportive of these plaintiff families, providing coverage and analysis

And Then There Were Eleven

June 23, 2020

There were eleven primaries decided tonight in runoffs that were forced due to the failure of any candidate to receive 50%+1 two weeks ago. It is difficult to have an ear to the ground in eleven campaigns, but here are a few broad observations on five of them. Dateline: Grand Strand. Beach Brawl Over. Incumbent Senator

A Post-COVID Credo

June 22, 2020

We’re honored to have Dr. Marcelo Hochman of Charleston join Palmetto Promise Institute as a Visiting Fellow, specializing in Healthcare policy. In this first article, Dr. Hochman issues a healthcare wakeup call, demanding that the political world focus on the patient-doctor relationship, the only relationship on which we should base policy decisions.  cre·do (origin: Latin,