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Maine Begins Putting Photos on Welfare Cards

Maine Begins Putting Photos on Welfare Cards

| April 28, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Maine is starting to issue welfare benefit cards with photos on them despite a request from the federal government to wait. A Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said that about 30 new photo electronic benefit transfer cards had been issued at the Bangor office as of midday Monday. Those […]

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Companies Selected for MaineCare Rides Program

Companies Selected for MaineCare Rides Program

| April 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine officials have chosen three companies to provide non-emergency rides to patients in the Medicaid program. The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that Logisticare and Penquis Community Action Program were among the companies selected to provide services in six of the state’s eight regions. Those companies currently provide […]

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Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

| April 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Lawmakers on Maine’s budget-writing committee have reached a deal on a $30 million budget fix that also aims to reduce a wait list for services for people with disabilities. The funding measure approved Wednesday after an all-night session closes a MaineCare shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2015. […]

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Child Care Licensing Supervisor Reassigned

Child Care Licensing Supervisor Reassigned

| March 10, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director of the Division of Licensing and Regulatory […]

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More LIHEAP Money Coming to Maine

More LIHEAP Money Coming to Maine

| January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King Thursday announced that Maine will receive an additional $5,411,630 in funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to release an additional $453 million to states.             “This additional funding is welcome […]

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