The state of South Carolina will forgo the creation of an “Obamacare” health care exchange – choosing instead to let the federal government step in and run this so-called “marketplace” if it deems private sector solutions aren’t working.
S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) director Tony Keck presented this recommendation to the South Carolina Health Planning Committee – an entity established by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (and funded by “Obamacare” dollars).
What does the decision mean?
“Instead of a one-size-fits-all concept of health insurance exchanges, South Carolina can encourage currently operated private exchanges, employer groups, consumer groups and others to offer exchanges tailored to specific populations,” the report states.
Or at least it can try to …
If the federal government determines that these “private exchanges” aren’t working, it can step in and take over the exchange.
Gotta love socialized medicine, right? Of course in South Carolina – where more than half of all live births are covered by Medicaid – that’s pretty much what we’ve already got.