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Isn't It Time We Talk

An “Isn’t It Time We Talk” Planning Guide is available at a minimal cost from The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. This workbook includes copies of the Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney and is designed to help individuals and families discuss and plan for health care before there is a medical crisis. Information about this Guide can be found at www.carolinasendofl ifecare.org or by calling (803) 791-4220.

Power of Attorney

Spanish Power of Attorney Information

Prescription Drug Programs For The Needy

A national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

Transgender Older Adults & Medicare Fraud Prevention

Information about specific issues related to Medicare fraud protection and the transgender community.

Medicare.gov - The Official Government Web Site for People with Medicare

This web site contains government information and a number of government publications for downloading in PDF format, including information about: (1) Medicare eligibility, enrollment and premiums, (2) Medicare claims and appeals, (3) choosing health care providers, nursing homes, personal care homes that take Medicare insurance, (4) deductible, coinsurance and premium amounts, and (5) special programs, including prescription drug assistance programs, that are available to help Medicare Beneficiaries pay for their health care costs, and (6) "Medigap" insurance - finding supplemental insurance policies to cover expenses not paid by Medicare.

What is Medicaid and Who Is it For?

Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid.

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