Health care

Health care is an investment in our future. Every man, woman, and child in this state should have health coverage with a reasonable deductible, and not just because it is our moral responsibility, but because our economy depends on it.

Health problems are a major drain on the economy, resulting in 69 million workers reporting missed days due to illness and reducing economic output by $260 billion per year. -CDC 2017


Since January 1, 2014

South Carolina has rejected

$4.7 Million per day

~

194,000 SC Residents

fall into

the coverage gap

17,900 are military veterans

63,000 are low-income near-elderly

Medicaid

  • Work with our governor to expand Medicaid in South Carolina.
  • Bring back the money we have paid into the federal government for our state's health care costs.
  • Fund the South Carolina Community Health Centers with expanded Medicaid dollars.
  • Invite more healthcare providers to South Carolina to participate in the ACA Exchange.

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Community Health

  • Invest in our community health centers focused on preventative medicine.
  • Create accessible psychiatric and drug rehab centers to take pressure off emergency rooms.

Medical Marijuana

  • Legalize medical marijuana to advance the fight against opioid abuse and expand treatment options for a broad variety of illnesses.

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Women's Health

  • Protect every woman’s right to make her own health decisions.
  • Protect women’s access to contraception options.
  • Ensure quality, accessible prenatal care for all women.
  • Amend the SC Nursing Mothers Act with provisions set out in House Bill 4717.