People who live in Minnesota may qualify for Minnesota Health Care Programs. You must meet eligibility rules including income limits.
Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s Medicade program for people with low income. To get coverage you must:
Medical Assistance pays for a variety of services like doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital stays. Some services and prescriptions may require prior approval.
For some members, there are no cost, but others may have to pay a portion of the cost of service. This may include copays, deductibles or spenddowns.
MinnesotaCare is a health care program for Minnesotans with low incomes. To get coverage you must:
**You cannot qualify for MinnesotaCare if you can get or are enrolled in certain types of coverage. You must apply to see whether you qualify.
MinnesotaCare pays for a variety of services like doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital stays. Coverage may be different for children, pregnant women and other adults. Some services and prescriptions may require prior approval.
What does coverage cost?
Most enrollees pay a premium. Your premium amount is based on your family’s income and household size.
When does coverage start?
Coverage starts the first day of the month after you pay your premium.
Current enrollees will automatically have their coverage extended to 12 months following the end of their pregnancy.
People previously enrolled under MA as a pregnant woman but who are no longer enrolled will be mailed a notice and a form. Return the form to our office to be re-determined for this extended coverage.
Please call us if you have any questions.