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Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

| April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers will finish their legislative session with a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income people under the federal health care law. House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick is introducing a measure Thursday under which the state would apply for […]

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Harvard Pilgrim May Join ACA Marketplace in Maine

Harvard Pilgrim May Join ACA Marketplace in Maine

| April 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Mainers will likely get another option under the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace next year. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care told the Portland Press Herald that it plans to join a co-op, Maine Community Health Options, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, in the marketplace. An official said Harvard Pilgrim, which […]

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Final Health Coverage Enrollment Push

Final Health Coverage Enrollment Push

| March 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Community health centers and navigators across Maine were flooded with calls and in-person requests for help Monday as last-minute health insurance shoppers sought coverage before the end of federal health care law’s six-month enrollment period. Advocates and assisters saw a surge of demand from those who want to buy health insurance […]

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Senate Endorses Medicaid Expansion

Senate Endorses Medicaid Expansion

| March 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has endorsed a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but its future in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is uncertain. The 22-13 vote in the Senate falls short of the two-thirds support lawmakers will need to override a veto from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. But it faces […]

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Republicans Calling on House Speaker Eves to Stop Promoting Expansion of Medicaid

Republicans Calling on House Speaker Eves to Stop Promoting Expansion of Medicaid

| February 12, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A group of Maine Republicans is calling on Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves to stop promoting the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act because of a possible conflict of interest and recuse himself from voting on it. Republican Reps. Larry Lockman and Deborah Sanderson and others said Wednesday that […]

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