Advocating the right to quality, affordable health care for every person in Maine.
Consumer Assistance HelpLine


Outreach & Education

compassConsumers for Affordable Health Care is committed to making sure that all consumers in Maine are educated about their health coverage options. We also work with health and social service professionals to make sure they have all the resources they need to help their patients.

We work with people to make sure they understand their health coverage, and are empowered to make the right decisions for themselves and their families. This includes something called health insurance literacy. Health insurance literacy is the knowledge, ability, and confidence to find and evaluate information about health plans, select the best plan for their needs, and use the plan. Learn more about health insurance literacy.

Want us to speak at your upcoming event, or send you brochures, flyers, or other materials? Please contact us.

You can also check out our upcoming events, or ask us to provide a custom workshop or training.


The work we do is made possible through the support of individuals like you.

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.

You can also apply for MaineCare anytime of year!

Check out our Guide to Maine Health Care or call our HelpLine at 1-800-965-7476 to learn more and find out what you can qualify for!

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