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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

Consumer Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit to Restore MaineCare Ombudsman Services

Failing to Provide This Service Violates Maine and Federal Law AUGUSTA – Consumers for Affordable Health Care filed a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Dec. 30 seeking to restore contract ombudsman services through the state Medicaid program. These services provide Maine people with information… MORE

Press Statement on King v. Burwell

Press Statement: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 For More Information, Please Contact: Andrea Irwin, Esq. Legal and Policy Director 207-622-7083 Ext. 1213 (o)  207-356-6666 (c)  Consumer Group Weighs in On King v. Burwell Case Maine Consumer Advocacy Organization Confident that Court will Uphold Maine’s Subsidies for More than 60,000 People… MORE


Media Advisory: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 For More Information, Please Contact:  Andrea Irwin, Esq. Legal and Policy Director 207-622-7083 Ext. 1213 (o) 207-356-6666 (c)     HEALTH CARE FOR MAINE ALLIANCE TO SUPREME COURT: OUR AFFORDABLE COVERAGE MATTERS Nearly Nine in 10 Mainers who Bought Coverage through Benefit from… MORE

Report: Regional Roundtables for Navigators and Other Assisters Help Promote Enrollment Success

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM For More Information, Please Contact: Emily Brostek, Associate Director, 207-622-7083; New Report Highlights Major Factors in Maine’s Top ACA Enrollment Ranking in U.S. Providing Support to Assisters in Their Communities Seen As Key Augusta, Maine –A new report, Regional Assister… MORE

Leading National and State Experts to Discuss Women’s Health at Augusta Summit

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2012 For More Information, Please Contact: Andrea Irwin, CAHC, Co-Chair, Maine Women’s Health Campaign,; 207-622-7083 (o) First statewide conference dedicated exclusively to women’s health in over a decade Dr. Paula Johnson, a women’s health specialist and pioneer in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, will address approximately 80… MORE

Advocacy Group Applauds New Provision in Affordable Care Act as Major Step Forward for Consumers

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2012 For More Information, Please Contact: Greg White, Public Relations Coordinator, 207.622.7083 (o); Most Popular Provision in 2010 Health Care Law has Gone into Effect (Augusta) Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC), the largest health care consumer advocacy group in Maine, today applauded a new provision in… 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.

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