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SCPHI Response to the American College of Emergency Physicians

The South Carolina Public Health Institute (SCPHI) is pleased that the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) shares our concern for the most vulnerable members of society and appreciates their agreement that most frequent users of emergency rooms posses mental and physical health problems that warrant our collective attention.

Press Release: Emergency Departments across the State under Strain

Emergency department visits in South Carolina are growing faster than our population. South Carolina’s rate of ED visits outpaces the national average and this rate is increasing. Contrary to the myth, the uninsured are not overwhelming South Carolina’s emergency departments.

Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative Responds to Governor Haley’s Announcement Regarding the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative congratulates Governor Haley on her decision to recognize the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land and proceed with implementation. We look forward to working with her to ensure implementation that best serves the interests of all South Carolinians.

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.

State Coverage Initiatives Releases State of the States 2011

The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program recently released its report State of the States 2011.The report offers an excellent summary and comparison of where different states are in implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

SC Medicaid Deficit Spending

SCPHI Associate Director Megan Weis comments on the Medicaid deficit.

Implementation of ACA Across the Nation

Frank Knapp, a member of the Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative is quoted in the McClatchy Washington Bureau article.

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.

ACA Implementation Initiative on SCRN

SCPHI Associate Director for Outreach and Program Development Megan Weis spoke to the South Carolina Radio Network regarding the Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative. Read the story and listen to the audio.

New Healthcare Reform Initiatives Becoming Effective in 2011

As South Carolina rings in the New Year, new healthcare initiatives from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are becoming effective in 2011. According to the Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative, these changes will directly affect South Carolinians. A total of 21 provisions are scheduled to take effect.

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