Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, SC Government Affairs (GAO)
This year, will be the first year in many years that we will be working with lawmakers to garner support for a much needed Medicaid rate increase. We are partnering with other providers, as well as the South Carolina Association for Home & Hospice Care to ensure a unified voice. Lawmakers return to Columbia on January 10, where we will work with leadership in both chambers. Senator Hugh Leatherman, Sr. of Florence will remain the chair of Finance and Senator Harvey Peeler, Jr. of Cherokee will lead Medical Affairs. In the House, Representative Brian White will remain chair of Ways and Means.