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Coffee CAHC policy round-up: August 4, 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: July 26, 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: $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

Maine House Votes for Consumer Advocacy Services

Press Release CONTACT: Emily Brostek, Executive Director Consumers for Affordable Health Care (207) 622-7083, Ext. 1203 (Office) (207) 778-1059 (Cell) ebrostek@mainecahc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2016 Maine House Votes for Consumer Advocacy Services Bipartisan Medicaid Ombudsman Bill Passes Maine House of Representatives AUGUSTA – The Maine House of Representatives… MORE

In the “Coverage Gap”? Protect Your Options by Applying!

The Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) has helped thousands of Mainers get health coverage they can afford – often for the first time. Many low income Mainers have been surprised to learn that they do not qualify for financial help through the Marketplace. But even if you are in… MORE

Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) will start again on December 15, 2017. If you did not enroll in a health insurance plan by January 31, 2017, you can not enroll in a plan in 2017 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Also, you will likely be penalized at tax time for not enrolling in a health insurance plan. CAHC HelpLine Staff can help you navigate these confusing health coverage systems call them today at 1-800-965-7476! Get covered Find free help from a “navigator” or other local assister in Maine — a service of enroll207.com. Search by city or zip code.

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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