MNsure Programs – Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, and Qualified Health Plans

Affordable Care Act

MNsure is the umbrella term for the health insurance marketplace in the state of Minnesota. There are three main programs under MNsure: Medical Assistance (MA) MinnesotaCare (MNcare) Qualified health plans (QHP or private plans) Eligibility for each program is primarily based on the applicant’s household and income information. Medical Assistance No monthly premium for the…

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What is MinnesotaCare?


MinnesotaCare is a state run health program for low income minnesotans, its income limits are higher than Medical Assistance. The program is paid for by a tax on hospitals, health care providers, Basic Health program funding, and premiums from enrollees. The health plans available for MinnesotaCare enrollees vary from one county to another. However, most…

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