Health Care


"Take care of your body it is the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn

MaineCare



"If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, MaineCare can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy - and stay healthy."

     http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mainecare.shtml

Maine Katie Beckett Program



Katie Beckett is a MaineCare option for children with serious health conditions. It is one of the many ways your child can get MaineCare. If your child meets the rules for this option, your child can get MaineCare full benefits. These are the same benefits that other children get.

     http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cbhs/eligibility/katiebeckett.html

Maine's Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)



Maine, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens.

     http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/services/cubcare/CubCare.htm

Maine SHIP



"If you have Medicare insurance, or expect to have it soon, you may have questions or need help to understand your Medicare benefits. Trained health insurance counselors are available throughout Maine to provide you information about Medicare and other health insurance issues. You can also learn about programs in Maine that help lower the cost of prescription drugs and other out-of-pocket medical expenses. SHIP services are free, confidential and available to older people and people who have Medicare because of a disability. SHIP Counselors do not sell insurance or recommend policies."

     http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/community-support/ship.html

Office of Aging & Disability Services (OADS) Assistance



"The OADS Aging Services and their partners are committed to providing consumers with assistance with navigating the Medicare. Whether a consumer needs assistance finding a Medicare Part D plan, a Medicare Supplement plan, money saving tips, legal assistance or reporting Medicare Fraud and Abuse, we can help! As part of the OADS Aging Services, Community Programs there are several programs that can help."

     http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/community-support/medicare-assistance.html

National Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)



CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage, and works closely with its state Medicaid program.

     https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/childrens-health-insurance-program/

Maine Consumers for Affordable Healthcare



Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a non-profit advocacy organization committed to helping all Maine people obtain quality, affordable, health care.

     http://www.mainecahc.org/

Affordable Care Act (ACA)



Locate health care coverage for your family.

     https://www.healthcare.gov/

Maine Equal Justice Partners



Maine Equal Justice focuses its work on many of the issues that affect people's daily lives - access to adequate health care, housing, transportation and childcare; food and income security; and higher education and training. We are the leading expert in the state on federal and state policies for Maine's anti-poverty programs, including MaineCare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and General Assistance.

     http://www.mejp.org/