Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s Medicaid program. It is the largest of Minnesota’s publicly funded healthcare programs, providing health care coverage to a monthly average of 1.1 million low-income Minnesotans.
|Program Name||Medical Assistance|
|Appeal a Denial||Appeals Division|
|Find a Local Office||Minnesota County Directory|
To be eligible for Minnesota Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Minnesota, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.
You must also be one of the following:*
- Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
- Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
- Be 65 years of age or older
* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.
Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.
Available Services Include:
|Alcohol and drug treatment||Immunizations and vaccines|
|Chiropractic care||Lab and X-ray services|
|Dental care (limited )||Licensed birth center services|
|Doctor and clinic visits||Medical equipment and supplies|
|Emergency room (ER) care||Medical transportation|
|Eyeglasses||Mental health care|
|Family planning services||Nursing homes|
|Hearing aids||Outpatient surgery|
|Home care||Prescriptions management|
|Hospice care||Rehabilitative therapy|
|Hospital services||Urgent care|
Some adults have the following deductible and copays:
- $2.95 monthly deductible
- $3 copay for non-preventive visits (no copay for mental health visits)
- $3 or $1 copay for prescription drugs up to $12 per month (no copay on some mental health drugs)
- $3.50 copay on nonemergency ER visits
There are no deductibles or copays for:
- Children under 21
- Pregnant women
- People in nursing homes or ICF/DDs
- People receiving hospice care
- Refugees who have coverage through the Refugee Medical Assistance program
- People enrolled in the MA Breast and Cervical Cancer program
- American Indians who have ever received care from Indian Health Services
- Monthly copays and deductibles are limited to 5% of family income.
If you are not able to pay a copay or deductible, your provider still must serve you. Providers must take your word that you cannot pay. Providers cannot ask for proof that you cannot pay.