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44,000 Mainers Signed Up on Health Care Exchange

| May 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine has exceeded the federal government’s expectations with more than 44,000 residents enrolling in health insurance plans on the federal exchange. The figures released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday show that 44,258 Maine residents selected plans on the Affordable Care Act’s exchange between Oct. 1 […]

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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

| 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

| 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

| 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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