Consumers for Affordable Health Care – Maine Beacon

As this yr’s legislative session wraps up, advocates say Maine lawmakers have taken main steps towards reducing the price of well being care. Surveys have proven that 4 out of 5 adults in Maine are involved about offering the care they might want sooner or later. Ann Lawson, CEO of Client Reasonably priced Healthcare, mentioned this yr…

Twelve years in the past on at the present time, then-President Barack Obama signed the Reasonably priced Care Act (ACA) into legislation, serving to present well being protection to greater than 156,000 folks. Prior to now decade, the nationwide uninsured fee has fallen from greater than 30% in 2013 to only beneath 9% in 2021. Open enrollment resulted in January, however…

A brand new survey discovered that 63% of adults had issue offering well being care up to now yr and extra, 80%, reported being “apprehensive” or “very apprehensive” about their well being care provision sooner or later. The worry Mainers really feel about insufficient well being protection, amid the third winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibits that…

With open enrollment dates for the Reasonably priced Care Act market approaching, teams are urging Mainers to ensure they select the most effective medical insurance plan for his or her circumstances. The deadline is subsequent week, December 15, for insurance policies starting January 1. There’s additionally one other deadline, January 15, for protection to start on February 1. The American Rescue…

A bunch main a proposed referendum that will require the Maine legislature to create a publicly funded common well being care system is in a ultimate race to collect sufficient signatures to place the problem on state poll in November 2022. The proposed poll initiative, which has been floated by Maine Well being Care Motion, that will direct state lawmakers…

Maine Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Agash) mentioned Tuesday that he lately met with U.S. Consultant Jared Golden and is assured the congressman will assist President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure bundle when the ultimate vote comes. Jackson was talking in Bangor alongside well being care advocates who known as on the federal congressional delegation to…

Fourteen-year-old Liu of Waterville lately witnessed a invoice making its method by the Maine legislature that would offer emergency entry to insulin for a Miner who would in any other case have gone with out it. Liu, who was recognized with sort 1 diabetes at age 2, cannot keep in mind life with out diabetes. Speak about the truth that, as a result of…

Your life and future at the moment are basically affected by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. As Mainers anxiously await their vaccination, and lawmakers work to craft the state finances in response to one of many largest financial crises of our lives, 57 Maine-based organizations have joined forces to name on policymakers to embrace a “imaginative and prescient for…

Amid a pandemic that has triggered 1000’s of Maine residents to lose their jobs, extra individuals are signing up for well being care plans by the Reasonably priced Care Act market through the open enrollment window, which ends Dec. 15. From November 1 (when open enrollment started) by November 21, 13,595 Mainers choose plans by HealthCare.gov. this …

A day earlier than the tenth anniversary of the Reasonably priced Care Act, Senator Susan Collins and her Republican colleagues on Monday tried to push by a $2 trillion financial stimulus bundle, along with bailing out companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It undermined a key requirement of the ACA and didn’t…