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MinnesotaCare is a publicly subsidized program for residents who do not have access to affordable health care coverage. The program served an average of 129,000 people each month in state fiscal year 2012. It is funded by a state tax on Minnesota hospitals and health care providers, federal Medicaid matching funds and enrollee premiums.
Most people are not eligible if their employer offers health insurance and pays at least half of the monthly cost. There are exceptions to this rule for some children.
Most enrollees pay a monthly premium, determined by a sliding-fee scale based on family size and income. There are exceptions for children in households below certain income levels, some military families and American Indians. Many enrollees pay their premium online.
Health care services are provided through health plans. People can choose their health plan from those serving MinnesotaCare enrollees in their county.
How to apply
Paper applications can be sent to the state MinnesotaCare office or certain county offices that also administer the program. Applicants may also use our online application. For more information about applying, click on How to apply in the left column of this page.
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