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Planning for long-term medical needs

Most of us hope that we will live long, healthy lives. Unfortunately, our readers in Georgia know that isn't always the case for most people. At some point in our lives, almost all of us will face a serious health condition or issue that needs to be addressed. In many cases, the problem is solved. However, in some instances, the medical problem becomes a condition that can impact the rest of our lives.

The uncertainty of a person's health condition is one of the main reasons for making plans for the potential for long-term medical needs. Even those who have good health insurance may find that a serious health condition can begin to eat away at a savings account more quickly than they expected. Making plans ahead of time can help with the costs, which can add up fast.

For many Americans, the solution to their healthcare needs is Medicaid or Medicare. These government-run programs provide coverage for millions of Americans. Without it, those people would be facing dire financial situations. However, there are other options for those who do not qualify for these programs.

For example, long-term healthcare insurance may be an option. Georgia residents can get these policies, which are usually paid on a monthly-premium basis, so that they can rest easy knowing that if they ever need to stay long-term at a nursing home or assisted-care facility, this policy will kick in and help cover some of the costs. Making a plan for long-term medical needs is important, and Georgia residents who don't currently have a plan may need to get more information about their options.

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