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Maine House OKs Bill to Study Single-Payer System

Maine House OKs Bill to Study Single-Payer System

| April 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-controlled House has given initial approval to a proposal to have the state examine whether to implement a universal health insurance coverage system. The House voted 91-52 in favor of the bill Tuesday that would direct the state to contract with a consultant who would study options for establishing a […]

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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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Health Insurance Networks

Health Insurance Networks

| March 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House has endorsed a bill that aims to provide clarity to “narrow” health insurance provider networks that exclude some hospitals and doctors. The Democratic-led House gave initial approval to Democratic Rep. Paul McGowan’s bill with a 92-48 vote on Monday The measure would require carriers to disclose to consumers […]

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Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year

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

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 healthcare.gov 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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