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Enrollment Events Across the State

Enrollment Events Across the State

Palmetto Project’s signupSC network of enrollment assisters provides free, local help so people understand their marketplace insurance options. Anyone can make an appointment by going to http://www.signupSC.org/get-help or by dialing 1-888-998-4646. Palmetto Project’s North Charleston office will have extended hours from 9am-9pm on Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15. Our partners at the SouthRead more about Enrollment Events Across the State[…]

President Shifts Costs to Insurers

President Shifts Costs to Insurers

Overnight President Trump announced that he would stop making cost-sharing payments (CSR) to insurance companies providing coverage to Americans through Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. These payments annually amount to $7 billion and allow insurers to keep deductibles and copayments in their plans affordable. This is one more move by the Administration to undermine the AffordableRead more about President Shifts Costs to Insurers[…]

SC Shows High Demand for ACA Coverage

SC Shows High Demand for ACA Coverage

230,211 South Carolinians signed up for comprehensive health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2017. Since the ACA’s inception, South Carolina’s uninsured rate has dropped from 18.7% in 2013 to 12.3% in 2016. Government advertisements have proven pivotal to enrollment in the past. “When the new administration cancelled the ads, our signupSC network rampedRead more about SC Shows High Demand for ACA Coverage[…]

New Ruling Threatens the ACA’s Gender Discrimination Protection  of Transgender People

New Ruling Threatens the ACA’s Gender Discrimination Protection of Transgender People

Federal Judge O’ Connor temporarily ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to enforce a rule applying the ACA’s gender discrimination protections in cases involving transgender people. The judge ordered HHS to permit discrimination by religious entities against transgender patients. Patients seeking reproductive health care and those who have had an abortion can alsoRead more about New Ruling Threatens the ACA’s Gender Discrimination Protection of Transgender People[…]

ACA Health Coverage Options for LGBT South Carolinians

ACA Health Coverage Options for LGBT South Carolinians

At Palmetto Project we know that health is an equality issue—and the Affordable Care Act offers lots of new opportunities for LGBT folks and their families to get the quality, affordable health coverage and health care they deserve. That’s why we’re partnering with Out2Enroll to make sure LGBT South Carolinians have the facts they needRead more about ACA Health Coverage Options for LGBT South Carolinians[…]

Who are South Carolina’s Uninsured?

Who are South Carolina’s Uninsured?

“48% of South Carolina’s remaining uninsured are eligible for coverage,” said Shelli Quenga, Palmetto Project’s director of programs and leader of the 30-year-old non-profits signupSC network. “That’s great news for the certified enrollment assisters who are positioned across South Carolina to provide free, in-person help to those who are uninsured and those who are currentlyRead more about Who are South Carolina’s Uninsured?[…]

Free In-Person Assistance Available During Health Insurance Marketplace  Open Enrollment Begins Sunday

Free In-Person Assistance Available During Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins Sunday

Palmetto Project’s signupSC network is celebrating the third open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act with several kick-off events.  The general public can drop in to ask questions about the Marketplace, compare and select a new health insurance plan, and get assistance with enrollment applications. Enrollees need to renew their plans by December 15Read more about Free In-Person Assistance Available During Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins Sunday[…]

ACA is Working in South Carolina

ACA is Working in South Carolina

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the right of consumers in states using the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace like South Carolina to receive Advanced Premium Tax Credits to purchase affordable, comprehensive health insurance was the right thing for more than 150,000 of our friends and neighbors who currently have Marketplace health plans. For 23 of our organization’sRead more about ACA is Working in South Carolina[…]