Democrats call for Medicaid expansion in South Carolina

Inside the Statehouse, Democratic lawmakers are calling for Medicaid expansion in South Carolina. Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus met with the media Tuesday to discuss the passage of the American Rescue Plan, which includes new incentives for states to expand Medicaid.

Most Doctors Will Be Required to Use Prescription Database

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Most doctors in South Carolina will soon be required to consult a database of patients’ medical history as a way to combat the state’s rampant prescription painkiller problem. Policy changes will direct any doctor who wants to bill either Medicaid or the state’s health plan for public workers to use the database. That’s been voluntary since…