MinnesotaCare is a health care program for Minnesotans with low incomes.
Enrollees get health care services through a health plan. You can choose your health plan from those serving MinnesotaCare enrollees in your county.
MinnesotaCare is funded by a state tax on Minnesota hospitals and health care providers, Basic Health Program funding and enrollee premiums and cost sharing.
The information on this page does not cover all program rules. To find out whether you qualify, you must apply.
To get coverage, you:
Must be a Minnesota resident
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the U.S.
Must meet the income limit
Must not be enrolled in or have access to Medicare Part A
Must not be enrolled In Medicare Part B
Must not be incarcerated, unless you are awaiting disposition of charges
What is the income limit?
The income limit (PDF) and whose income is counted depend on who lives with you.
What is the asset limit?
There is no asset limit for MinnesotaCare. Assets are items like cars, checking and savings accounts, your home and financial investments.
What if I have or can get other insurance?
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. Also, some services and prescriptions may require prior approval.