What is Consumers for Affordable health Care?
Our programs ASSISTS LOW AND MODERATE INCOME MAINE CITIZENS TO OBTAIN AFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE INCLUDING MEDICAID AND PRIVATE INSURANCE. FILES APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS REGARDING DENIALS OF COVERAGE. ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF CONSUMERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES FOR LOWER HEALTH COSTS.
Does Maine have free healthcare?
Maine Law requires that free care must be provided to Maine residents with income less than 150% of the federal poverty level. MaineHealth provides free care to all patients at 200% of the poverty level.
Does Maine require medical insurance?
Maine residents are required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, passed under the Obama administration. Maine promotes health insurance coverage for all its residents through its 2019 Medicaid expansion and the state Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program.
Can I have MaineCare and private insurance?
You can have both private insurance and most kinds of MaineCare if you choose.
Is there a penalty for not having health insurance in Maine?
If you can’t afford health insurance and don’t qualify for Medicaid, you can apply for a hardship exemption so that you won’t have to pay a tax penalty for not having insurance.
How much money do you need to make to live comfortably in Maine?
How much money do you need to live comfortably in Maine? A single person in Maine needs a salary of at least $31,043 to afford basic necessities, while a family of four needs a household income of $67,416.
How to get free health insurance in Maine?
There are programs that might help with the cost of health insurance or your cost of health care services. For example, MaineCare and the Marketplace are helpful ways to get free, low-cost, or discounted health insurance. If you think you don’t qualify for help from those, call our HelpLine (1-800-965-7476) to be sure.
How to contact consumers for affordable health care in Maine?
Mainers who are worried about losing health insurance or having a hard time paying monthly premiums have options. You should act quickly since some options are time limited. Call the Consumer Assistance Program at Consumers for Affordable Health Care toll free at 1-800-965-7476 for help.
When is open enrollment for health insurance in Maine?
There is a NEW opportunity to enroll in Marketplace health insurance! The new COVID-19 open enrollment period runs through August 15, 2021. Click here for a downloadable FAQ from Beyond the Basic’s that contains more details. at 1-800-965-7476 for more information about your options and help enrolling in coverage.