Who Medicaid and MinnesotaCare serve
Medicaid and MinnesotaCare provide essential health care to people all across Minnesota
Average monthly enrollment in Minnesota’s Medicaid program has remained relatively consistent since 2015 with about 1.1 million people covered. Medicaid serves more than half a million children each year. Roughly two-thirds of those covered in 2018 are parents, children and pregnant women, however this population accounted for only about 25 percent of Medicaid spending in 2018. Adults 65 or older and people with disabilities make up about 16 percent of the people served by public health care programs yet account for nearly 60 percent of spending.
Minnesota Medicaid enrollment is split nearly evenly between the seven-county metro area and Greater Minnesota. However, Medicaid enrollment makes up a higher percentage of the total population in many Greater Minnesota counties compared to the metro area.
MinnesotaCare enrollment makes up a nearly equal percentage of the total regional population throughout Minnesota’s six regions. Enrollment is split nearly evenly between the seven-county metro area and Greater Minnesota.
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