S.C. Medicaid: More Spending, Lower Quality Care on the Horizon

As the Policy Council has previously reported, South Carolina‚Äôs Medicaid spending has increased rapidly in recent years. South Carolina already spends more than 20 percent of its total $21 billion budget on Medicaid alone. For FY07-2008, total statewide Medicaid expenditures were $4.7 billion. Medicaid enrollment is also growing rapidly: Medicaid enrollment in South Carolina has […]

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Patient-Centered Medicaid Reform

Authors: SCPC and Neil Mullen Medicaid is the Social Security program providing health care for those with low or limited incomes and special needs. Initially designed in the 1960s, it has seen only limited change in the last four decades. It delivers an essential service for the needy, but the nature of its structure is […]

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South Carolinas Dilemma: Increase Taxes or Reform Medicaid?

South Carolina is facing a serious crisis in providing funding for healthcare services to low-income persons through its Medicaid program. Clearly policymakers are faced with a critical dilemma either increase taxes to cover the funding shortfall for this program or actually sit down and evaluate the effectiveness of the entire Medicaid system. Yet even before […]

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