Issue #1: Investing in South Carolina’s Children’s Hospitals

March 10, 2017

Priority:   Invest in South Carolina’s children’s hospitals to ensure that children can continue to receive state-of-the-art care in the state.

Background:   Approximately 65% of children in South Carolina are covered by Medicaid, a publicly funded health insurance program.   Medicaid reimbursement does not cover the cost of care – let alone the costs to update and maintain infrastructure and medical technology.    Funding received from other sources, i.e. commercial insurance and philanthropy, does not cover the gap, leaving the children’s hospitals without adequate resources to update infrastructure.