Issues
Health Care for All Americans
The law that Congressman Jim Clyburn steered to passage and President Obama signed into effect in March 2010 will give ALL Americans access to quality,affordable health care for the first time in history.

Here’s what it does for you RIGHT NOW:

A Patients Bill of Rights
  • Prohibits annual and lifetime limits on health care expenses.
  • Stops all insurance companies from dropping your coverage when you get sick.
  • Bans insurance companies from denying you coverage because of a preexisting condition.
  • Caps out-of-pocket expenses for all individuals and families
  • Requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of your premium dollars on your health care, not overhead and expenses.

Health Care in Your Community

  • Invests billions in community health centers, moving patients out of emergency rooms and creating a safety net for all South Carolinians.

Puts Money in Your Pocket

  • Let’s young people stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years old.

Strengthens Medicare and Helps Older Americans

  • Closes the “Donut Hole” – the gap in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Free preventative care under Medicare
  • A new voluntary long term care insurance program
  • A new affordable insurance program for early retirees, ages 55-64.
 
Making College and Job Training Affordable
The “Education Reconciliation Act” that Congressman Jim Clyburn Helped Write and President Obama signed into law in March 2010.

Making Education Affordable
  • Increases Pell Grant Scholarships to $5,550 in 2010 up to $5,975 by 2017.
  • Makes Student Loans Easier to Pay Off.
Helping Students Stay in School
  • Boosts funding for Community and Technical Colleges and invests $75 million in South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Investing in Community Colleges
  • Invests $2 billion in a competitive grant program for community colleges to develop and improve educational or career training programs.
Saves Students, Parents, and Taxpayers’ Money
  • Takes the middleman out of the student loan program and lowers students monthly payments and terms.
 
Creating Jobs and Fighting for Middle Class Families
Jim Clyburn’s efforts are bringing billions of dollars in federal investments to South Carolina to create jobs and economic development.

    • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act “Stimulus Bill” has created thousands of jobs in South Carolina and saved thousands more.
    • Building a clean energy economy in South Carolina, bringing investments in good paying jobs in nuclear, bio-fuels, wind and alternative energy to make us energy independent and creating new economies and jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.
    • Jim Clyburn’s vision for the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency is bringing safe, clean drinking water to South Carolinians in a 6 county area, and with it jobs and economic development.
    • Cutting the payroll tax for employers so the private sector will hire more workers and put South Carolina back to work.
    • Expanding tourism – South Carolina’s #1 industry – with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, Gullah-Geechee and the Congaree National Park to bring more dollars into our state.
       


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