Several public health care programs are available through Hennepin County.
MA is a federal assistance program that helps pay for the medical care of people who meet specific income, asset and property guidelines. MA may cover people in one or more of the following categories.
MinnesotaCare is a state-subsidized, low-cost insurance program that helps pay for basic medical, dental, and preventative care. It is for uninsured residents of Minnesota who meet specific income, assets, and property guidelines. In most cases, you will pay a monthly premium. MinnesotaCare does not cover nursing home care.
Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) helps people in medical emergencies who otherwise are not eligible for medical coverage programs due to immigration or state residency status.
If you qualify for one of these health care programs, it will help pay the monthly premiums for a health maintenance organization (HMO) that you have chosen to receive your heath services.
A: Yes, all shelters offer free medical services for people who are homeless. For more information see Healthcare for the Homeless.
A: Look into Assured Access.
A: If you are eligible for a health care program, you may also be eligible for Cash Assistance and Food Support. If you are enrolled or eligible to enroll in Medicare, you may be eligible to have your Medicare premium paid.
A: See State of Minnesota Department of Human Services DHS Applications for Health Care Programs.
A: A Hennepin County Human Services Representative can help you appeal.
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