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Mainers begin choosing health care exchange plans

| November 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine residents seeking health coverage can begin enrolling in plans on the federally-run exchange. The three-month open enrollment period begins Saturday. Maine consumers will have more options this year with the arrival of Harvard Pilgrim on the exchange. The Massachusetts-based nonprofit is joining Maine Community Health Options and Anthem Blue Cross […]

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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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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

| 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

| 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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