Long-Term Care

Goal: Focus statewide efforts around the numerous long-term care elements of the health care legislation; provide support in clarifying the considerations and advancing decision-making around specific issues while promoting information dissemination to consumers regarding key provisions of the legislation; promote collaboration in pursuing available funding opportunities and creating a strategic and cost-effective direction for rebalancing the future of long-term care in South Carolina.

Chair: Gloria Prevost, Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

IMPH Staff: Lee Pearson


  • Dementia Dialogues Program Goes National

    Based in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Office for the Study of Aging has trained more than 21,000 South Carolinians with their Dementia Dialogues program since it was created in 2002. In early August, the Office kicked off a nationwide rollout of the program in Utah.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

    The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate for Americans to buy health insurance has been ruled constitutional, though not under the power of Congress to regulate commerce between the states. A majority of justices ruled that the penalty an individual would pay if he or she refused to purchase insurance falls under the power of Congress to tax. The provision to expand Medicaid through connecting all Medicaid funding to states to the increase of eligibility to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level was not supported.
  • Advancing Health in South Carolina: A Summit of the ACA Implementation Initiative

    Ms. Sarah Thomas, Vice President, Public Policy & Communication at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, gave the Keynote presentation at the August 24, 2011 Advancing Health in South Carolina Summit of the ACA Implementation Initiative.
  • Long-Term Care Strategic Planning in the News

    The editorial board of The Sun News supports the Long-Term Care Joint Resolution developed by members of the Long-Term Care workgroup.
  • Long-Term Care Joint Resolution Introduced in SC Sentate

    On February 16, 2011 the Long-term Care Joint Resolution developed by members of the ACA Implementation Initiative Long-term Care workgroup was introduced in the SC Senate.
  • Planning for South Carolina’s Long-Term Care Needs

    SCPHI Director Lee Pearson, along with partners including AARP-SC, recently spoke to the Anderson Independent regarding the need for South Carolina to strategically study issues of long-term care for the elderly.


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