Medicaid is a health care program which is aimed at providing health services to low-income individuals and families. Medicaid costs are shared between the federal and state governments, but this program is managed by the individual U.S. states. Medicaid program in South Carolina is known as Healthy Connections and is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. To be eligible for this program, you must satisfy South Carolina Medicaid Requirements.
You need identity proof and residential proof to apply for Medicaid Healthy Connections program. Your income should fall under the specific range. As per 2009, the monthly income of the aged, blind or disabled should not be more than $903. Working individuals, who are disabled, must have a monthly income of $2,257. Specific low-income Medicare recipients should have an income below $1083. The gross monthly limit for low-income family of four should be $1,700 or $920 net.
You need to fill an official state application in South Carolina, in order to receive Medicaid. If you’ve already been approved for Supplemental Security Income benefits, then this process will be automatically done for you. You cannot apply online for Medicaid in South Carolina, as stated in 2010. You can find Medicaid applications at hospitals, county health departments, health centers, and South Carolina Department of Social Service offices.
South Carolina provides Medicaid services to most of the uninsured women, requiring treatment for breast or cervical cancer or precancerous lesions and atypical hyperplasia. You must have both identity and residential proof to avail this service. You must be below 65 years and your income must be below 200% of the poverty level.
South Carolina Healthy Connections program provides different types of services. The recipients are expected to pay for co-payments, when the services are delivered. Inpatient visits and outpatient visits in hospital, emergency care, home health, physician services, dental care, vision services, mental health treatment, behavioral health care and hospice services.