Medicare South Carolina Part B offers medical insurance, which covers doctor services and outpatient care. This category also provides preventive care, so that you can keep control over your health status and also to reduce the chances of other illnesses becoming more severe. Apart from these medical services, it also provides some other services that are not covered by Part A. These include some services of physical therapists or occupational therapists and family health care. Part B pays for all the services, which fall under its category, whenever medically required.
If an individual is eligible for obtaining Part A – free Medicare hospital insurance, then he/she can register for part B – Medicare medical insurance, by paying premiums on monthly basis. Individuals with higher levels of income will be required to pay higher monthly premiums to avail Part B services.
In case, you are not qualified for availing free hospital insurance, you can purchase Part B medical insurance, without needing to purchase hospital insurance, only if you are 65 years old or more and you should be a citizen of U.S. or a nonresident, legally admitted into U.S. and have been living there for more than five years.
South Carolina provides three savings programs of Medicare to its citizens:
To be eligible for any one of the above programs, your assets must be below $6,600 or under $9,910, as a couple.