Consumers for Affordable Health Care – Maine Beacon

As this 12 months’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 could want sooner or later. Ann Lawson, CEO of Client Inexpensive Healthcare, mentioned this 12 months…

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

A brand new survey discovered that 63% of adults had issue offering well being care previously 12 months and extra, 80%, reported being “frightened” or “very frightened” 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, reveals that…

With open enrollment dates for the Inexpensive Care Act market approaching, teams are urging Mainers to verify they select the perfect 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 gaggle main a proposed referendum that will require the Maine legislature to create a publicly funded common well being care system is in a remaining 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 just 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 known as on the federal congressional delegation to…

Fourteen-year-old Liu of Waterville just lately witnessed a invoice making its method by means of 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 kind 1 diabetes at age 2, cannot bear 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 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 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 key requirement of the ACA and did not…