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South Carolina Affordable Care Act

Health Insurance Marketplace in South Carolina

If you live in South Carolina, you’ll use HealthCare.gov website, to apply for coveragecompare plans, and enroll.  Specific plans and prices will be available on October 1, 2013, when Marketplace open enrollment begins.  Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2014

Beginning Oct 1, the Health Insurance Marketplace will make it easy for South Carolinians to compare qualified health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for lower costs for private insurance or health programs like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and enroll in health coverage.

By the Numbers: Uninsured South Carolinians who are eligible for coverage through the Marketplace. 

  • 726,847 (18%) are uninsured and eligible
  • 503,392 (69%) have a full-time worker in the family
  • 270,941 (37%) are 19-34 years old
  • 393,263 (54%) are White
  • 262,618 (36%) are African American
  • 43,248 (6%) are Latino/Hispanic
  • 9,841 (1%) are Asian American or Pacific Islander
  • 391,566 (54%) are male

684,991 (94%) of South Carolina’s uninsured and eligible population may qualify for either tax credits to purchase coverage in the Marketplace or for Medicaid if South Carolina takes advantage of the new opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.