BRCA Testing now more affordable for people on Medicaid in South Carolina
July 1st, 2019
We are excited to announce, that effective today, July 1st, 2019, South Carolina Medicaid now covers BRCA Genetic Testing. This has been a long time coming and NothingPink has been heavily focused on this effort over the past couple of years. The SC Department of Health & Human Services proposed an additional Medicaid budget of $1.5 million to the state legislature, with the support of our governor, to include BRCA Genetic Testing coverage. The residents of SC with Medicaid coverage no longer have to be without the healthcare they need and deserve. They will no longer have to turn away from this potential life saving testing, because they can’t afford it. NothingPink hopes we played some role in making this happen, through our efforts over the past couple of years. This is just the beginning and we look forward to educating as many people as we can about this exciting news!
For more information on these changes please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services press release. Additionally, see Kelly Kashmer interviewed by WSCOTV and WCNC about this exciting announcement!