Prevention & Disparities

Goal: Create a statewide, coordinated approach to identifying opportunities for resources; shape recommendations and support for communities applying for Community Transformation Grants; target areas of greatest need within South Carolina.

Co-Chairs:
Amy Splittgerber, Eat Smart Move More SC
Marcy Hayden, Commission for Minority Affairs

IMPH Staff: Megan Weis


News

  • 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.

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