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Press Statement: Trump Administration Cuts to Enrollment Help Will Hurt Maine People

CONTACT: Emily Brostek, Executive Director Consumers for Affordable Health Care (207) 778-1059 (Cell) ebrostek@mainecahc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017 Statement of Emily Brostek, Executive Director at Consumers for Affordable Health Care, regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement yesterday that they will make drastic cuts to funding for enrollment assistance and advertising “The… MORE

Cure for Maine’s Opioid Crisis Starts with Health Insurance Coverage

Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017 CONTACT: Emily Brostek, Executive Director, (207) 778-1059; ebrostek@mainecahc.org Cure for Maine’s Opioid Crisis Starts with Health Insurance Coverage Statement of Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care in response to today’s visit by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom… MORE

House Republicans Resuscitate Much-Maligned Health Care Bill

Last-Minute Amendments Don’t Change Estimates of Skyrocketing Costs and Millions Losing Coverage Statement of Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care in response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass an amended version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a proposed replacement… MORE

Coffee CAHC policy round up: April 21, 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

PRESS STATEMENT: Defeat of House Health Bill Is A Victory for Maine Children, Seniors, and Families

CONTACT: Emily Brostek, Executive Director Consumers for Affordable Health Care (207) 778-1059 (Cell) ebrostek@mainecahc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2017 Defeat of House Health Bill Is A Victory for Maine Children, Seniors, and Families Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, released the following statement in response… MORE

Press Statement on House GOP Proposal to Repeal and Replace the ACA

CONTACT: Emily Brostek, Executive Director Consumers for Affordable Health Care (207) 778-1059 (Cell) ebrostek@mainecahc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, released the following statement in response to the proposal from Speaker Ryan and House Republicans to repeal and replace the… MORE

Statement on Cassidy-Collins Health Bill

Cassidy-Collins Bill leaves more questions than answers: is not a replacement for the ACA Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, released the following statement on the introduction of the “Patient Freedom Act” by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME): “Today’s bill left us with… MORE

Senate Takes First Dangerous Step Toward Jeopardizing Health Care of 75,000 Maine People

Emily Brostek, executive director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, has denounced the Senate’s passage of a budget resolution to pave the way for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Early this morning, Senate Republicans took the first dangerous step towards dismantling the ACA without a replacement in place,… 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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