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Network helps consumers navigate health care insurance
The SC Progressive Network is among the nonprofit organizations in South Carolina to receive a grant from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services to train and manage insurance marketplace navigators.
The Network’s navigators are helping people understand their health insurance options, and purchase an individual, family, or small business plan as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Network is providing this service because the SC legislature refused to set up a state-run exchange.
For information on the Network Navigator Program, click here.
Help grow the grassroots in South Carolina!
• DECEMBER CALENDAR •
Jan. 14, 11-noon: Mass Action at SC State House (south side) to welcome legislators when they return to Columbia with a clear message: Enough is Enough! The SC Progressive Network has issued a call for South Carolinians to come together and demand that our lawmakers stop grandstanding and start governing. Between now and then, we NEED YOU TO HELP us make plans and help build a powerful social movement to address the root causes of South Carolina’s social, economic and political problems. Planning meetings are being held every Wednesday at noon at the Network’s office, 2025 Marion St. A growing list of sponsors is endorsing the rally. Get your school, church or organization on board. Call 803-808-3384 for details.
SC Progressive Network Beaufort chapter is under construction. November’s exploratory meeting was well-attended, and plans are underway to create a Beaufort group. Call 803-808-3384 for details.
Dec. 2, 10am: The Network’s Charleston Navigator office opens on the Charleston Waterfront at Fountain Walk near the SC Aquarium for its first full day of operation. Clients will be fully supported throughout the entire registration, application and Healthcare Marketplace coverage selection process by a team of Volunteers, hospitality support and certified Navigators, counselors and agents from several different organizations. After opening day, the center will operate on weekdays from 9-5 from Dec. 3 – 13. Mobile teams will work outside the center on nights and weekends in other locations TBA. For information call Loreen Myerson at 843-475-2859.
Dec. 16, 7pm: (Every 3rd Monday) Charleston Progressive Network meeting, ILA Hall, 1422 Morrison Dr. in the conference room at the north end of the building. For details, contact George Hopkins at email@example.com or 843-819-0066.
Thursdays, 6pm: MUSC CAFÉ meetings, ILA Hall, 1142 Morrison Dr. MUSC CAFE is an association of employees, patients, and community supporters dedicated to fair treatment for workers and great patient care. The group is affiliated with the Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment. Please join us! Call 843-830-4471 for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 3, 7pm: Harriet Hancock LGBT Center Community Meeting. Our monthly meeting is open to the public to discuss the center happenings. For information about the center and its many activities, go here.
Dec. 3 (1st Tuesdays), 7pm: Columbia Central Labor Council monthly meeting, 2025 Marion St. Area labor organizations and allies meet to promote shared agendas. Open to working people, the unemployed, as well as union members.
Dec. 5, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Modjeska Simkins Birthday Party, 2025 Marion St. Don’t miss this special event. We’ll eat, drink and share stories about the late, great Modjeska. This informal drop-in is free and open to all. Call 803-808-3384 for information. More about Modjeska and the party here.
Dec. 10 (2nd Tuesdays), 7pm: Midlands Network meeting, 2025 Marion St. We have a lot going on; come find out what and how you can help. Meetings are informal, last about an hour, and are open to all. Call 803-808-3384 or email email@example.com for details.
Wednesdays, 2pm: Midlands Transit Riders Association meets every Wednesday. Bus riders and advocates welcome. For information, call 803-808-3384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find them on Facebook.
Dec. 4, noon: York County Progressive Network meet at Sila on Anderson Road. Questions? Call 803-580-0198 or email email@example.com.
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