Sign up for the ACA
In advance of the national health care law, the Oconee County community has begun to position itself to help the un-insured to qualify for coverage. A group contracted to register un-insured South Carolinians for benefits that start 2014 has announced an information and sign-up meeting in Seneca. The alliance AHA invites un-insured Oconee and Pickens residents to Seneca’s Gignilliat Center at 6:30 Monday night, October 7. Vickie Thompson, executive director of the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, announced at Saturday’s meeting of the Oconee Democratic Party that she has completed a course that certifies Rosa Clark to register those seeking coverage. In a talk to the Democrats, Thompson explained how Rosa Clark, Oconee’s only free clinic and one of only 40 free clinics in the state, anticipates an increase in Medicaid-eligible patients now that South Carolina turned down federal money to add patients to the state’s Medicaid roles.