Medical Assistance for Women with Breast or Cervical Cancer

2.5.1.2.1 Basis of Eligibility

The basis of eligibility for Medical Assistance for women with Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC) requires the person must be:

  • Screened by the Minnesota Department of Health Sage Screening Program or by the American Indian Cancer Foundation Screen Our Circle Program

  • In need of treatment or further diagnostic services for breast or cervical cancer

  • Age 64 or younger

  • Not otherwise eligible for MA under the following bases:

    • Parents and relative caretakers, without a spenddown

    • Children younger than age 19, without a spenddown

    • Pregnant women, without a spenddown

    • People who are blind of have a disability including:

      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients

      • 1619 (a) 1619 (b)

      • Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) recipients

      • People eligible for a Disabled Adult Child, Widow or Widowers’ or Pickle disregard

  • Not otherwise covered under the following healthcare coverage:

    • Group health care coverage, unless the plan does not cover the needed treatment

    • Individual health care coverage, unless the plan does not cover the needed treatment

    • Medicare

    • Armed forces insurance (TRICARE, CHAMPVA)

    • Peace Corps volunteers health plan

    • Federal employees group health plan

Legal Citations

Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000

Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-354)

Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.057 subdivision 10

United States Code, title 42, section 300gg-3(c)