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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a federal law that went into effect in 2010. Some states operate their own programs, some utilize the federally facilitated program. The ACA helps to ensure that all health insurance carriers are offering similar and comprehensive plans. There are many new regulations to ensure that preventive care is covered but there are some confusing rules too. The following flyers may answer questions you have about the ACA (also known as Obamacare).
- Important dates to mark on your calendar
- Premiums and Grace Periods
- Special Enrollment Periods
- Help Paying for health insurance
- Understanding tax credits
- Taxes and Marketplace health insurance
- Marriage as a special enrollment period
- LGBTQIA Guide to the ACA
- Health coverage for pregnant women and new moms
- Account information worksheet
- Marketplace Enrollment Appointment Checklist
MaineCare is a federal and state funded program. MaineCare pays the medical expenses of people who are unable to pay some or all of their own medical expenses. There are many rules to getting and keeping MaineCare coverage. If you are a health worker interested in learning more about MaineCare, consider attending one of our workshops!
- How to use the MaineCare Online Application Portal
- MaineCare Option workers w disabilities flyer
- MaineCare Income and Assets
- MaineCare Deductibles
- MaineCare Deductibles and Spend Downs
- Medicare Savings Programs
- Katie Beckett
- Estate Recovery (LSE Flyer)
- Premium Health Insurance Payment (PHIP)
Other Programs and Services in Maine
- Dental Clinics
- Free Care Clinics
- Sliding Scale Clinics
- Help with Prescriptions
- Maine RX Plus Program Application form
- Hospital Sliding Scale Care
- Hospital Free Care Programs
- Limited Family Planning Benefit
Check Out Provider Quality Ratings:
Find out the quality of care in your doctor’s office or hospital, visit Get Better Maine. This website measures and reports on the quality and cost of health care services in Maine.
Compare Procedure Prices:
To find out the cost of most of the most common medical procedures in Maine, go to Compare Maine. This website also reports some quality data as well and will be expanding the number of procedures reported on in June 2016.
DIY Denial & Appeal Guide:
Has your insurance company denied a claim? For information and help on filing an appeal, check out our guide!
Medical Debt & Billing Guide: From the Maine Youth Transition collaborative. This Tool kit guide has information and steps specifically for former foster youth on avoiding or dealing with medical debt. However, much of the material and steps will apply to anyone.