MA is a federal assistance program that helps pay for the health care and nursing home care of people who meet specific income, asset and property guidelines. MA may cover people in one or more of the following categories.
If you do not meet the income guidelines for MA, you may be eligible with a "spenddown" that works like an insurance deductible. The amount of your "spenddown" depends on how much income you have.
A: No, Medicare is a federal health insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration.
A: Yes, coverage may be retroactive up to three months prior to application.
A: You may still be eligible for MinnesotaCare, or Emergency Medical Assistance.
A: Yes, a "spenddown" is like an insurance deductible. Medical transportation does count against the "spenddown".
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