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Coffee CAHC policy round up: October 13, 2017

Coffee CAHC is a twice-weekly newsletter where we round up and comment on the latest health coverage policy developments both nationally and here in Maine. We hope you find these updates helpful!  Have suggestions or feedback? Let me know (sbutterfield@mainecahc.org). If you like these emails, please share them with others, and… MORE

A “Victory for Women:” The United States Supreme Court Votes to Overturn Abortion Restrictions in Texas

This week, we celebrate the decision of the Supreme Court to strike down states’ restrictions on women’s access to necessary reproductive health care.  Protecting a woman’s right to access reproductive health care is crucial to women’s right to health, social, and economic equality. On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court… MORE

PRESS RELEASE: $600,000 awarded to Maine nonprofits to enroll kids in health coverage.

Grant will support outreach to Maine families about the year-round availability of MaineCare, and help families apply or reapply for health coverage. AUGUSTA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC) $600,000 over two years through the Connecting Kids to Coverage… MORE

Statement from CAHC’s Policy Director re: Health Care Costs in Maine

Press Release CONTACT: Kate Clearwater, PolicyDirector Consumers for Affordable Health Care (207) 622-7083, Ext. 1213 (Office) kclearwater@mainecahc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2016 Augusta – The Maine Heritage Policy Center released an analysis of health care price disparities in Maine based on data collected by the Maine Health Data Organization. … MORE

Number of Uninsured in Maine Fails to Fall, Despite ACA

By Patty Wight • Maine Public Broadcasting Network AUGUSTA, Maine — The number of Mainers who don’t have health insurance has remained stagnant over the past few years, despite new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace. Two surveys released Monday by the Maine Health access Foundation show… MORE

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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