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Gov. Henry McMaster announced the new benefit Thursday in Columbia. The Medical University of South Carolina, which is home to the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, offers the virtual visits. The program began Jan. 1. 

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The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on “Obamacare” sign-ups or premiums, a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the Affordable Care Act.

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Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court.

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Most of the rising premiums are tied to older policies sold in the 1990s and early 2000s. The issue is that insurers didn't accurately project what the cost of caring for an aging person would be decades down the road.

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As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Closing the Gap in Health Care celebrates 15 years of combating health disparities in South Carolina through spreading health literacy tips via online newsletters, and radio and television news segments. 

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Mount Pleasant mom Jami Steedley has nine children in her blended family. One is in college, so that leaves eight kids ranging in age from 9 to 16 years old to get out of bed, dressed and on the school bus each morning. 

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American workers give 6 percent of their paychecks to the Social Security Administration just in case they lose their jobs to injury or illness. But, in the end, it’s a government judge, not a doctor, who will decide whether a condition is serious enough to warrant benefits.

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How many times have you heard that question since fall began? How many times have you passed your nearest drug store or the pharmacy counter in the grocery store without getting that shot?

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Maintaining a relationship post-kids isn’t for the faint of heart. The stresses of life make it harder to relax around each other and when times get tough, it’s easy to take your spouse for granted. 

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