Consumers for Affordable Health Care – Maine Beacon

As this yr’s legislative session wraps up, advocates say Maine lawmakers have taken main steps towards decreasing 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 Shopper Inexpensive Healthcare, mentioned this yr…

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

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

With open enrollment dates for the Inexpensive Care Act market approaching, teams are urging Mainers to verify they select the most effective medical health 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 last 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 help President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure bundle when the ultimate vote comes. Jackson was talking in Bangor alongside well being care advocates who referred to as on the federal congressional delegation to…

Fourteen-year-old Liu of Waterville lately witnessed a invoice making its method by means of the Maine legislature that would supply 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. Discuss the truth that, as a result of…

Your life and future are actually basically affected by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. As Mainers anxiously await their vaccination, and lawmakers work to craft the state funds 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 induced 1000’s of Maine residents to lose their jobs, extra persons are signing up for well being care plans by means of the Inexpensive Care Act market throughout the open enrollment window, which ends Dec. 15. From November 1 (when open enrollment started) by means of November 21, 13,595 Mainers choose plans by means of HealthCare.gov. this …

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