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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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Volunteer Firefighters And Other Emergency Service Volunteers Won’t Be Counted As Full Time Under Federal Health Care Regulations

| January 14, 2014

The risk of potentially laying off career firefighters and cutting hours to many others has been avoided now that The U.S Department of Treasury says fire departments won’t have to provide heath coverage to volunteer firefighters under the federal health care law. “As a fire chief it’s a really big relief…” That’s what Presque Isle […]

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Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year

| January 2, 2014

Health care reforms under the affordable care act officially kicked in at the start of the new year. Under the act, everyone must have health coverage or face a penalty fee. You can elect not to have health coverage, but because the affordable care act requires it, you’ll be penalized. You may find yourself asking, […]

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Health Care Signup Deadline Extended One Day, Some Mainers Have Longer

| December 23, 2013

The deadline to sign up for health insurance has been extended through Christmas Eve. According to the website, you have to sign up by the end of the 23rd in order to be covered by January 1st…but the Obama administration said Monday afternoon that folks will have one more day. Here in Maine, some […]

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Some Mainers Get Through on Healthcare Website

| November 13, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Federal officials say about 270 Maine residents successfully signed up for health insurance plans on the troubled health care exchange website in the first month of open enrollment. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the highly-anticipated enrollment figures on Wednesday. According to the report, more than 3,500 Maine […]

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