Health Policy & Government Affairs: State &Local Level
 

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Office of the Governor             

To get in touch with the House reps. call 207-287-1400 or 1-800-423-2900. Ask to leave a message in your rep’s mailbox.
To get in touch with the Senators call 207-287-1540 or 1-800-423-6900. Again, ask to leave a message in your senator’s mailbox.
 If you do not know who your legislators are you can find out here...
Find Your Representative  and
Members of the State Senate website.


Links:   

State of Maine Legislature  Search for State of Maine Legislature Bills
Listing of Boards and Commissions  Agenda for the Board of Environmental Protection
Rule Chapters for the Department of Human Services(DHHS)  DHHS
Listing of Health Work Force Meetings  How a bill becomes a law
Advance Notice of Public Hearings website  Advancing Healthcare in Your State

What does national health reform mean for ME and you? (3/2012)

People with no insurance

  • People may be able to join a new insurance plan, even if they have not been able to find a plan that covered them in the past
  • People with low incomes may be able to get MaineCare or other help

Young Adults (under age 26)

  • Young adults may be able to join or stay on their parents' health insurance plan, even if they are married, have jobs, move away from home, or are financially independent

Refugees, Asylees & Immigrants

  • Refugees and Asylees may be able to get MaineCare
  • Legal Permanent Residents with a green card for more than 5 years may be able to get MaineCare
  • Legal Immigrants who are under 21 or pregnant may be able to get MaineCare

Everyone with insurance

  • Staying healthy will be easier with no out-of-pocket costs for preventive care like immunizations, diabetes and cancer screenings, and help quitting tobacco
  • People with expensive or ongoing care will no longer max-out their insurance policies over their lifetime

People with Medicare

  • People with Original Medicare will have no out-of-pocket costs for most preventive care, like annual wellness visits, flu vaccines, and screenings for diabetes, cancer and depression
  • People with Medicare will have improved Part D prescription drug benefits (discounts on drugs if they fall into the coverage gap)

More options for coverage are expected in 2014

For help, call Consumers for Affordable Health Care at 1-800-965-7476 or visit www.mainecahc.org

For more information, call your lcal Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771 or visit Legal Services for the Elderly at www.mainelse.org 

For more info on what's available now and what's coming, contact

Consumers for Affordable Health Care
1-800-965-7476
1-877-362-9570 (TTY)
www.mainecahc.org
 

Questions about Medicare?
Call your local Area Agency on Aging
1-877-353-3771 or visit Legal Services for the Elderly at
www.mainelse.org
 

Need help paying for prescription drug?
Call the MedAccess program
1-877-275-1787
 

Information provided by:

  • Consumers for Affordable Health Care
  • Eastern Area Agency on Aging
  • Legal Services for the Elderly
  • Maine Equal Justice Partners
  • Maine Health Access Foundation
  • Maine Medical Association/Maine Medical Education Trust
  • Maine Migrant Health Program
  • Maine People's Resource Center
  • Maine Primary Care Association
  • MaineHealth: CarePartners
  • Somali Culture and Develpment Association
  • Western Maine Community Action


 From the office of Governor LePage:

 Links:

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