Medicaid – Minnesota
Providing health coverage to millions of Americans is no easy task, some of which would include the likes of children and pregnant women. It also benefits parents, seniors and those who are suffering from a disability (as long as they as deemed to be a part of the low income category). States are always going to have various Medicaid requirements, but since it’s a Federally approved program, they have some consistencies. In the case of some states, every single adult that meets the low income threshold would be qualified for Minnesota Medicaid coverage. It’s not known as Medicaid when you’re in the Minnesota region, as it’s referred to as “Medical Assistance”.
In a nutshell, it’s the largest publicly funded health care program that Minnesota has. It’s helping out well over a few hundred thousand residents of Minnesota, as well as other individuals – every single month low-income individuals are capable of paying for their medical costs. Most of these people are families that have many children, people with disabilities (or those that live with people who have disabilities), pregnant women and even adults who don’t have children. Those that are 65 or over in age are eligible as well.
Those that are enrolled in the Medial Assistance program get their benefits through health plans, and everything else is cared for on a “fee-for-service” basis. In most cases, this means that you’ll be paying and will get reimbursed later; all you need to do is provide your healthcare program managers with the proper documents (stating the services that you were provided).
How Can I Qualify for Medical Assistance?
If you’re a resident of Minnesota you may have the ability to apply for Medical Assistance, so long as you can meet the program rules that have been put in place. This includes things like your current citizenship role, as well as your income limit. It’s going to depend on traits such as:
· How old you are
· How large your household is (as in, how many people live there)
· Whether you are pregnant, disabled or any additional status
· What particular health program you’re interested in qualifying for
You’ve got to be a US National, a citizen or a qualified non-citizen who falls under the low income category. You also need to be a resident of Minnesota at your time of application. On top of that, you have to meet a specific income limit threshold, which is going to be listed below:
Household Size: 1 – $15,800 maximum per year
Household Size: 2 – $21,307 maximum per year
Household Size: 3 – $26,813 maximum per year
Household Size: 4 – $32,319 maximum per year
Household Size: 5 – $37,825 maximum per year
Household Size: 6 – $43,331 maximum per year
Household Size: 7 – $48,851 maximum per year
Household Size: 8 – $54,284 maximum per year
You can still get the right number if you’ve got more than 8 people in a household, simply add $5,533 to the income limit for every single person that you have (above the 8 we have listed).