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Today's Opinions

  • Take a look at how much S.C. spends on Medicaid

    I am confused. The Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare was promoted to help cover an estimated 30 million Americans without health insurance. Depending upon which source you accept, roughly 2.2 million people have signed up for health insurance.

    If you add the 5 million people whose policies were canceled because of Obamacare, the total uninsured is 35 million – plus or minus the 2 million who have signed up.

    Maybe I am not able to “cipher” as well as most, but it seems to me we have more uninsured now than before Obamacare went into effect.

  • Groups make lasting legacy

    On behalf of Lancaster County Partners for Youth board of directors, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the 45 businesses and organizations that sponsored our recent celebration honoring Founders Federal Credit Union and the founding board members of the Lancaster Medical Endowment.

    We could not think of two more deserving groups of people to honor for their impact on youth and education in our community.

  • Community helps Santa deliver Christmas gifts

    Sleigh bells announced the arrival of Santa Claus as he made a surprise visit to the special needs classes at Southside Early Education Center on Dec. 20. The students were surprised, happy, and, of course, a few were afraid.

    Santa’s helpers from the Lancaster Women of the Moose assisted with parties for both the morning and afternoon classes and all the children received gifts.

  • Knights thank HOPE donors

    Many, many thanks from the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Grace Council 14765 in Indian Land to the people and businesses of Indian Land and the surrounding areas, our council and its members and families. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generosity and support in helping us to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Don’t let elderly fall victim to scammers

    We all need to help make sure our elderly don’t fall for all the telephone scams. Scammers love to prey on the elderly. If an elderly person withdraws a large sum of money from his or her account, we need to find out why they are doing so.

    Some of the older people are losing their entire retirement money because of these scams.

    Do not give out your credit card information to these phone scammers. And if you receive any of these calls, get all the information you can from them and call the authorities.

  • S.C. should expand its Medicaid

    This is in response to Sen. Greg Gregory’s fall Legislative report. We appreciate being informed about what is happening in Columbia, but we were dismayed when we read the information about the federal Medicaid Expansion Program.

    This is not a political issue; it is a humanitarian issue that affects all S.C. residents. We believe the state of South Carolina is doing an injustice to the working poor and all residents of this state.

  • Please repave Collins Road

    For some of us, the new year begins by identifying resolutions and goals. As a resident of Collins Road, I am determined to see progress made on improving the infrastructure closest to home in the Panhandle.

    Longtime neighbors and I remember simpler times when a landmark we gave to friends for directions might be “turn left at Indian Land Elementary School.” Last month it was “turn left at Indian Land Daycare.” Then it quickly became “turn left at Dunkin’ Donuts and Publix.”

  • Investment Commission needs reform

    It has been revealed that the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission has been failing to serve the interests of the retirees of South Carolina.

    This pension board pays the highest percentage of fees in the country, which ultimately could cost both retirees and taxpayers.

    Last year alone, South Carolina spent $420 million in fees, which is three times the national average. These fees, say the commissioners, are to have higher quality investments that will help the state.