Medical Assistance Programs

Minnesota offers several health care programs that help people with lower incomes,
including children, adults, and families afford the care they need.

No matter your income, we have a plan for you.

Lost your job? Had a decrease in income?

See how we can help

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For individuals

The state of Minnesota offers two health care programs for individuals who need financial assistance to afford health insurance: Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. UCare offers plans to help you access your Medical Assistance (Medicaid) or MinnesotaCare benefits.

  • MinnesotaCare (MnCare)
  • Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)

 

Find out if you qualify.

Apply on MNSure

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For families and children

Families and children meeting income guidelines may qualify for Medical Assistance (Medicaid). If you qualify, you can enroll in our MinnesotaCare or PMAP plan to get your health care.

  • MinnesotaCare (MnCare)
  • Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)

 

Find out if you qualify.

Apply on MNSure

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For people with disabilities

UCare offers two plans for people ages 18 to 64 with certified disabilities. Which UCare plan(s) you are eligible for depend on whether you have Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Medicare, or both.

  • UCare Connect (Special Needs BasicCare)
  • UCare Connect + Medicare (Special Needs BasicCare) (HMO D-SNP)
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For people ages 65 and older

UCare offers two plans for people ages 65 and older who have Medical Assistance through their county to help with health care costs. Which UCare plan(s) you are eligible for depend on whether you have Medicare.

  • UCare's Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) (HMO D-SNP)
  • Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+)

Talk to someone who gets it

Our Minnesota Health Care Programs representatives can answer questions you may have about features of these plans. Call us at 612-676-3200 or 1-800-203-7225, TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday​.

Need help choosing a plan?

Use our plan questionnaire to find a plan.

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