Letters | SC’s Medicaid decision will increase medical costs; Sen. Graham doing good job for Myrtle Beach area; Could Whispering Pines become ‘Whinnying Pines?’

March 8, 2014 

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Obamacare

S.C.’s Medicaid decision

will increase medical costs

Regarding the ACA act and especially the comments after the letters generally by the same people bashing folks on the subsidy. First in order to receive a subsidy you have to be working, paying taxes and filing an income tax return.

So when you say “thank a taxpayer for your subsidy,” I guess they can start by thanking themselves. In order to receive a subsidy you have to be making at least 135 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and the subsidy goes down and is nonexistent for those at 400 percent or greater of FPL.

Horry County has the largest number of uninsured residents in South Carolina. These are the patients accessing care through the ER for which the hospitals no longer receive safety net money. Contrary to the letter to the editor from a physician’s family member, the uninsured programs are gone thanks to the idea that the mandate would insure everyone. South Carolina didn’t expand Medicaid for residents making less than 135 percent of the FPL so expect hospitals to raise their rates to cover the cost.

Murray Klein

Conway

Support

Sen. Graham doing

good job for our area

I was so excited to see Senator Lindsey Graham at the Grand Opening in Myrtle Beach this past weekend! I’ve been volunteering on his campaign for the past few months and I am greatly encouraged to see people responding to Senator Graham’s strong leadership.

It was great to see everyone, including a lot of elected officials. Senator Graham is such a personable man and cares about the people of South Carolina.

He spoke a great deal on Obamacare and said that he sees the need to do whatever he can to opt South Carolina out of this horrendous law. He also talked about his support for Interstate 73, which would be a huge boost for our area.

I’m thankful that Sen. Graham is willing to fight for us, no matter if the issue is big or small. I think he’s doing a great job, and I’m proud to support him.

Carla Miller

Myrtle Beach

Golf

Could Whispering Pines

become ‘Whinnying Pines?’

Whispering Pines Golf Course was given to the city of Myrtle Beach by the U.S. government. It was built by the Air Force. It should not be destroyed by a few people for whatever unknown reasons.

If they turn it into a Polo Club, we would be able to stomp divots and socialize at half-time instead of repairing the course as we do in golf. When the city counsel builds their new $8 million Performing Arts Center, we could invite Prince William or Harry to cut the ribbon and play polo. We would then no longer be known as the Redneck Riviera.

Watch out Palm Beach, Fla.

Rita Kelly

Myrtle Beach

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