What is South Carolina Medicare?
Medicare is one of the primary US federal government health insurance schemes and also the largest one. The scheme helps about 43 million people in the US, aged 65 years or above and people with permanent disabilities, to pay for their medical care. The program is run jointly by the US federal government and the respective states.
While the broad coverage is similar to all states, certain parts of the scheme vary between states. It usually comprises of four parts. Part A comprises of the original Medicare scheme that covers hospital visit expenses, operations etc. Parts B include reimbursements for hospital visits etc. Part C is also known as the Medicare Advantage plan and helps in reclaiming services via a third part organization.
What are the Medicare Supplement Plans in South Carolina?
The Part D plan of the Medicare covers the costs towards prescription drugs. It’s not included in the Original Medicare program and has to be bought separately from private insurance companies as an add-on to parts A and B. This is called the Medicare supplemental plan. In South Carolina, the plan comes with part C included.
Following are some of the important points for Medicaid supplement plans.