Health Insurance

I don’t know if you read in the paper about affordable health insurance through the health care access office. You can call 1.218.722.9650 or visit their website at:

There are an estimated 13,00 people in Duluth without health insurance according to Generations Health Care Initiatives.

Source: Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota Care

According to the MN State website some adults will be moving from Minnesota Care to MA. Adults without children with incomes at or below 75 percent of the federal poverty guideline may qualify for Medical Assitance (MA) starting March 1, 2011. This is for inviduals who do not have children under age 21 liing with them and meet income limits of

-$677.00 a month or $8,124 for one person

-$911 a month or $10,932 for  married couple.

Current Minnesota Care enrollees who meet the new MA rules will hav gotten a notice in the mail.  Current enrollees should continue to go to their health plan providers for services. They will no longer need to pay a premium if the meet the new MA rules.

Minnesota Care is funded by a state tax on Minnesota hospitals and healt care providers, federal Medicaid matching funds and enrollee premiums.