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Medical Assistance for Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC)

Medical Assistance for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MA-BC) provides coverage to women enrolled in the Sage Screening Program who need treatment services. This program covers all costs for medical treatment for as long as you might need treatment. The information on this page does not cover all program rules. To find out if you qualify, you must apply.

Who is eligible for coverage?
To be eligible, you must:

  • Have been screened through the Sage Screening Program
  • Need treatment for breast cancer, cervical cancer or a precancerous cervical condition
  • Have no insurance coverage for treatment
  • Be under age 65
  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have a legal immigration status.

When will my coverage start?
Coverage may go back three months before the month we get your application.

When will my coverage end?
Your coverage will end when your doctor says you no longer need treatment for your cancer.

What will health coverage cost?
There is no cost.

How do I apply?
To apply, complete the Application for Breast and Cervical Cancer Coverage DHS-3525 (PDF) and return it to your county office.

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