South Carolina Medicaid

Medicaid is an important health program for people with lower incomes, elderly people, people with disabilities, and some families with children. Across the USA, Medicaid is funded by both the federal and state governments.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services administers Healthy Connections, South Carolina’s Medicaid program, and recipients must be American citizens or legal permanent residents living in South Carolina who fall into certain qualifying categories.

Qualifying categories for Healthy Connections eligibility include:

  • the elderly
  • the physically disabled
  • the mentally disabled
  • severely disabled children
  • pregnant women
  • low income adults
  • low income children

By 2014, most adults across the country who are under age 65 and have incomes under $15,000 will qualify for Medicaid. To help determine the likelihood of your eligibility for Healthy Connections as of July 2013, however, you should consult the South Carolina Healthy Connections income limits guide.

Anyone looking into eligibility for Medicaid services in South Carolina should visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services home page, which provides valuable links and information to help answer many questions concerning Medicaid services in the Palmetto State. If it appears you meet eligibility requirements, you should not delay applying for Medicare coverage.

Healthy Connections covers a wide range of medically-necessary services including:

  • Laboratory and X-ray services
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Health screenings for children and treatment of detected medical problems
  • Comprehensive dental services for children
  • Adult medical and surgical dental services
  • Nursing facility services for adults
  • Health clinic services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Physical, occupational, or speech therapy for children
  • Eye doctor visits and eyeglasses for children
  • Medically-necessary transportation services

For further information about Medicaid services in South Carolina, the Healthy Connections Frequently Asked Questions page is a great source. You can also reach Healthy Connections toll-free at 1-877-552-4642 (TTY: 1-877-552-4670).

Dual Eligibility

If you are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, looking into Medicare Advantage plans may be a great investment. Call MedicareMall toll-free at (877) 413-1556 to learn more about dual eligibility and Medicare Advantage.

For the best information about senior healthcare including Original Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare supplement plans, and Medicare Advantage, contact a licensed, bonded MedicareMall representative and let us lead you with confidence through the Medicare maze!

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