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 NameMedical Assistance
Expanded MedicaidYes
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Eligibility Requirements

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:*

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • 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 treatmentImmunizations and vaccines
Chiropractic careLab and X-ray services
Dental care (limited )Licensed birth center services
Doctor and clinic visitsMedical equipment and supplies
Emergency room (ER) careMedical transportation
EyeglassesMental health care
Family planning servicesNursing homes
Hearing aidsOutpatient surgery
Home carePrescriptions management
Hospice careRehabilitative therapy
Hospital servicesUrgent 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.