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Full Minnesota Medicaid info is available at the state’s Department of Human Services healthcare web page. You can learn about all the services that are available and who is eligible to participate.
Generally speaking, however, Medicaid is a health insurance program designed to assist those with limited incomes. The program offers preventative care, medical treatment and long-term care for pregnant women, children, parents, and adults without children as well as the elderly and individuals who have disabilities or are blind.
Services may include:
- Limited doctor, chiropractic, dental or vision services, including routine physicals
- Immunization and vaccines
- Screening and preventative services, including lab and X-ray
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Substance abuse treatment
- Prescription drugs
- Ambulance services
- Hospital inpatient or outpatient care for a limited number of days
Medicaid is funded partly by the Federal Government and partly by the state, which administers the program. Eligibility is based on your income, assets and other criteria. Although services are usually free, you should know that some things require approval and there might be a copayment for services. If you meet certain requirements, you might be able to skip the copayment.
The Minnesota Medicaid info on the website can help you determine if you qualify.