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Support CAHC’s Work

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a nonprofit organization committed to advocating the right to quality, affordable health care for person in Maine since 1988.

Are you passionate about our cause? Want to help ensure that all Mainers have quality health care that they can afford?

Please consider making a donation. Your support makes our services, including our toll-free HelpLine, our Consumer Assistance Program, and our policy and advocacy efforts, possible. Learn more about the stories of the people we have helped.

Looking for other ways to get involved? Sign up for our email list or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also attend one of our workshops or other events, or tell us your story.

A CAHC staff member helps a consumer with his health coverage questions

A CAHC staff member helps a consumer with his health coverage questions

Do you shop on Amazon? Support Consumers for Affordable Health Care’s work with your Amazon purchases.

Here’s how:

  • Go to and select Consumers for Affordable Health Care as your charity of choice. You can also go directly to this link.
  • Make your purchase. CAHC receives 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchase. You will pay the same price.
  • Be sure to start at whenever you visit Amazon to support CAHC every time you shop.

Shopping at AmazonSmile costs you nothing, and helps support our mission to advocate for the right to quality, affordable health care for every man, woman, and child. It’s a no brainer!

Learn more about AmazonSmile

Do you CLYNK?
Now you can support CAHC through your returnables thanks to a program through Hannaford Supermarkets called CLYNK. If you have a CLYNK account you can donate from your account through the online system. Look for Consumers for Affordable Health Care in the Community Listings. You can also ask a staff member how to get the special bags and tags for your CLYNK donations to go to CAHC.

Most Recent Financials:

990 Report for 2016
2016 Financial Statement
990 Report for 2015
2015 Financial Statement

The work we do is made possible through the support of individuals like you.

IMPORTANT: If your 2017 health insurance plan was discontinued, you may qualify for an extension to sign up for a new plan until March 1, 2018.

The Open Enrollment period to get health insurance for 2018 ended on December 15, 2017. Open Enrollment is the time of year you can sign up for health insurance. If you don’t have any insurance, you might have to pay a fine when you file your taxes.

If you didn't sign up during Open Enrollment, you may be able to get a Special Enrollment Period to sign up now if you have a qualifying life event, like loosing other insurance, getting married or having a baby.

You can also apply for MaineCare anytime of year!

Check out our Guide to Maine Health Care or call our HelpLine at 1-800-965-7476 to learn more and find out what you can qualify for!

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