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One of the problems with the expense of health care is the fact that many people tend to use a hospital’s emergency room as their primary care facility, going there with normal ailments such as flu and severe colds. Emergency room care is expensive -- too costly to be used in that way. KershawHealth is no different than other hospitals in that regard, and the decision to “split” the emergency department there is a sound one.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:10 a.m. | Updated: oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Express Care Comments 0 Comments

Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn’t between candidates but between “yes” and “no” on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

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Posted: oct. 26, 2014 2:16 p.m. | Updated: oct. 27, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Your vote, your choice Comments 0 Comments

Power, divided

We’ve always believed the United States government works best when power is divided -- that is, with a president from one party and a Congress controlled by the opposite party. As of now, of course, we have a Democratic president and a split Congress, with the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans and the Senate dominated by Democrats. There are multiple forecasting models out there for the upcoming election, with most of them giving the GOP a better-than-even chance of gaining a majority in the Senate while retaining control of the House.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 9:09 a.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Power, divided Comments 0 Comments


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