Thousands of SC parents would lose health insurance in Medicaid plan, study says

The State

By: Jamie Self

Thousands of South Carolina’s poorest parents will lose health insurance under a state proposal to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, a new study says. Between 5,000 and 14,000 S.C. parents would lose their Medicaid coverage in the first year such a policy is in force, according to a report released Friday by S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center and Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. By the fifth year, the number of low-income parents losing coverage would rise to between 9,000 and 26,000, according to the report.

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