Advocating the right to quality, affordable health care for every person in Maine.
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Tell us your story

We advocate for quality, affordable health care for every person in Maine. To do the best job we can in advocating for you, we need to hear from you!

We collect stories about difficulties related to health care or coverage. This helps us to know what the biggest issues are that people are facing, and how we might be able to address those issues though our advocacy, legal, policy, or other work. Read the stories of other people we have helped.

If you or someone you know has…

  • Bought health insurance thinking you were covered, only to find out that the service you needed was not covered;
  • Not filled a prescription, cut pills in half, skipped a recommended test or follow-up, or had a medical problem but did not go to the doctor because you could not afford to;
  • Had trouble paying your medical bills or struggled to pay off a large amount of medical debt;
  • Bought health insurance that didn’t cover services for a specific health condition because that health condition existed before your coverage started (often called a “preexisting condition exclusion”); or,
  • Experienced some other health care coverage related problem,

…then we want to hear from you!

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Open Enrollment is the time of year you can sign up for health insurance.

Open Enrollment to get insurance for 2018 will start November 1, 2017. It will end December 15, 2017.

If you don't sign up for a health plan by December 15, 2017, you may not be able to get health insurance in 2018. If you don't have insurance, you might have to pay a fine when you file your taxes.

Visit HealthCare.gov or call our HelpLine at 1-800-965-7476 to learn more and find out how to apply!

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Workshops & Events

  • September, 2017
  • Sep
    26

    5th Annual HC4ME Conference!

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Our conference theme this year is: The Future of Health Care in Maine: Defending Our Gains, Defining Our Vision.

    This year’s conference will offer two interchangeable tracks: a Policy Track, and an Enrollment Track.  The Policy Track will explore the current state-of-the-art in health policy, particularly around coverage and delivery system reforms. The Enrollment Track will explore information enrollment professionals will need or want to know.  The conference will also include panel discussions exploring the current state of health reform.

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  • October, 2017
  • Oct
    10

    Bangor MaineCare A to Z Workshop

    9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    This workshop offers an in depth look at MAGI & Non-MAGI MaineCare eligibility rules for families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Participants will review and discuss recent State and Federal level changes to MaineCare related to the Affordable Care Act. Sponsored by Consumers for Affordable Health Care and Maine Equal Justice.

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  • Oct
    17

    Portland MaineCare A to Z Workshop

    9:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    This workshop offers an in depth look at MAGI & Non-MAGI MaineCare eligibility rules for families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Participants will review and discuss recent State and Federal level changes to MaineCare related to the Affordable Care Act. Sponsored by Consumers for Affordable Health Care and Maine Equal Justice.

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