Many insured SC residents must buy new health plan - FOX Carolina 21

Many insured SC residents must buy new health plan

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

Nearly a month into the health care rollout, at least one group tasked with helping South Carolina's uninsured sign up for coverage in 2014 hasn't been able to assist anyone through the problem-riddled federal website.

However, several thousand residents have sought Medicaid coverage through the state's new online application. And many South Carolinians with health insurance are learning they too must buy a new policy.

Residents nationwide are being notified they must switch to a more comprehensive policy that complies with the federal law. How many letters are going out in South Carolina is unknown.

As of last week, none of The Cooperative Ministry's two dozen certified navigators had been able to assist anyone through the online process.

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