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.
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.
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.