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Coffee CAHC policy round-up: September 15, 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

Coffee CAHC policy round-up: September 1, 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 Release: Mainers Call for More Transparency Around Prescription Drug Pricing

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2017 Contact: Steve Butterfield, policy director, (207) 213-7254, sbutterfield@mainecahc.org Mainers Call for More Transparency Around Prescription Drug Pricing Legislation would require drug companies to disclose pricing details for highest-cost medications (AUGUSTA) What’s driving the high cost of prescription drugs? Physicians, seniors, and people with chronic… MORE

Coffee CAHC policy round-up: March 1, 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

Maine Voices: Booster shot to Affordable Care Act would be to everyone’s health

Millions of families have gained peace of mind from the financial security that comes with coverage. By Emily Brostek and Steve Butterfield, Special to the Press Herald AUGUSTA — On Nov. 1, open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace began again. After four years with the marketplace,… MORE

Health insurance co-op sues federal government, says it’s owed $22.9 million

Community Health Options says a program to cover higher-than-expected costs under the Affordable Care Act hasn’t helped offset losses incurred in 2015. By Edward D. Murphy Staff Writer emurphy@pressherald.com | 207-791-6465 A Lewiston-based health insurance co-op is suing the federal government, claiming it is owed $22.9 million to offset losses… 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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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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