What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a joint federal and state funded program, which pays for health insurance and long-term care fore certain low-income people. Medicaid is the nation’s largest health insurer. Unfortunately, millions of people are eligible for Medicaid but are not enrolled.
Although Medicaid was established to offer health insurance for the poor, poverty alone does not guarantee Medicaid coverage. Medicaid only covers low wage or low income adults who are pregnant, disabled or who have dependent children. Millions of men and women are excluded from Medicaid regardless of their poverty or medical need.
Medicaid beneficiary eligibility and coverage vary from state to state. A South Carolina Medicaid may not necessarily qualify in another state. South Carolina?s Medicaid program is called Healthy Connections.
Helpful Brochures about Medicaid
DHHS Medicaid Links