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Health Care Programs

Minnesota Health Care Programs include
♦ Medical Assistance (MA)
♦ MinnesotaCare
 Minnesota Family Planning Program
♦ Home and community-based waiver programs
♦ Medicare Savings Programs.
Apply through MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance market place.

These programs may help pay for all or part of your health care costs if you:
♦ Do not have insurance.
♦ Cannot get affordable health insurance through a job.
♦ Have a disability or chronic condition and need help paying for care and services to stay in your home.
♦ Need help paying for care in a nursing home, hospital or other medical facility.
♦ Have other insurance or Medicare but need help paying the premiums, deductibles and copays or need services not covered.

See Who is eligible for more information about who can get help.  To see if you can get coverage, we may need information about:
♦ Your income
♦ Items you own, such as property you do not live in or bank accounts
♦ Health insurance you have or can get
♦ Your disability
♦ Anything else required by law.

See How to apply for application forms, answers to questions, and more.   If you qualify for coverage, you may need to pay:
♦ A monthly premium
♦ Copays for certain services
♦ Part of your income towards your health care costs.

How much you pay depends on the program you qualify for, your household size, income, age, pregnancy status, and if you are blind or have a disability. For example, pregnant women and children usually do not pay anything. See Who is eligible for more information.  Most people get their health care services through a health plan. You choose your health plan from those offered in the county where you live. You will get information in the mail if you need to choose a plan.  If you do not qualify for coverage, you may qualify for an Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC). An APTC allows you to take a federal credit right away to pay part or all of your health care premium when you enroll in a health plan through MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance market place.

Use ApplyMN for financial assistance on-line applications
Employers Guide
State of MN Courts Self Help Center
State of MN Court Forms 

Uninsured Medical/Dental Expense Forms 

The following documents may be helpful:
Summary of coverage, cost sharing and limits
MHCP Member Evidence of Coverage
More printable brochures and information
Tips for completing the application
New Applicants – What to Expect