Over the last few years, the conversation surrounding healthcare in South Carolina has mostly centered around a debate over coverage, from Medicaid expansion to the Affordable Care Act.
ABC Columbia covered the release of the Palmetto Promise Healthcare Freedom Agenda at the South Carolina statehouse alongside doctors and lawmakers from across the state. By Rochelle Dean View video here. Columbia, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina lawmakers released their plan to reform the states healthcare system. Under the healthcare freedom agenda, individuals would pay
Most South Carolina families and employers find themselves in a healthcare No Man’s Land: They earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but struggle to pay healthcare premiums that seem to rise every year.
Right to Shop offers South Carolina healthcare consumers the opportunity to finally know the real costs of their non-emergency medical procedures.
Two days ago, a court ruled in favor of Dr. Gajendra Singh and against the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on the issue of Certificate of Need (CON). North Carolina’s HHS had sought to dismiss a constitutional complaint against CON from Dr. Singh, who is being represented by our good friends at the Institute for Justice (IJ).
It seems that everywhere you go in South Carolina there’s a healthcare bill horror story.
Just last month, Palmetto Promise highlighted a groundbreaking executive order from President Trump laying the groundwork for forcing hospitals to publicize what insurance companies actually pay them for various services and drugs used by patients – numbers that are treated like trade secrets in the healthcare industry.
the first step toward restoring a truly free enterprise-based healthcare system in this country is for every citizen to know how much their doctor visit, hospital stay, prescription or medical device is going to cost them out of pocket.
Most South Carolinians facing surgery or other complicated medical procedures have no idea how much they will pay out of pocket. Whether they are covered by private insurance or a government program (Medicare, Medicaid), the common method for determining cost is to have the procedure… and then wait for the bill to arrive.
In 1930, Americans spent $2.8 billion on healthcare—$23 per person and only 3.5% of the GDP. We currently spend $3.5 trillion, which comes to over $10,000 per person and 18% of the US GDP.