South Carolina Medicaid &
Healthy Connections

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Definitions of Medicaid in South Carolina

Medicaid in South Carolina*

"Healthy Connections (Medicaid) is South Carolina's grant-in-aid program by which the federal and state governments share the cost of providing medical care for needy persons who have low income. Title XIX of the Social Security Act that was signed into law by the president on July 30, 1965 authorized the program. Congress has continually changed the Medicaid program since it was created and enacted by legislation. South Carolina began participation in the Medicaid program in July 1968."
*source: South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia, SC 29202-8206

South Carolina Children’s Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program:

"The Partners for Healthy Children program was authorized under Title XXI of the Social Security Act. This program provides Medicaid coverage for children who live in families with income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. "
*source: South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia, SC 29202-8206

South Carolina Medicaid / Medicare: What's the difference?

No, Healthy Connections (Medicaid) is a program that pays for health care for needy people of the state. To receive Medicaid benefits, an individual must meet certain non-financial and financial guidelines and categorical requirements...

Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 and over or people who have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months. There is no financial eligibility test for Medicare...

A person can have both Medicaid and Medicare. For a person who has both, Healthy Connections (Medicaid) will pay the monthly Medicare premium and certain services not covered by Medicare. Cost sharing will be paid only for Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB)...."
*source: South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia, SC 29202-8206

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Medicaid in South Carolina: How It Works; An Introduction to South Carolina Medicaid

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South Carolina Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in South Carolina, Requirements


South Carolina Medicaid Citizenship Requirements


Applying for South Carolina Medicaid


South Carolina Medicaid Area Offices, Medicaid Hotline


South Carolina Medicaid Health Plans, HMO


Find South Carolina Medicaid Physicians, Healthy Connections Doctors


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: South Carolina CHIP:


South Carolina Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


South Carolina Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


South Carolina Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health Care


South Carolina Medicare / Medicaid Dual Eligibles - Medicaid for people who are on Medicare


South Carolina Medicaid Waiver Programs


Report Medicaid Fraud in South Carolina


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