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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 ( 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) 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

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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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