Affordable Maine health insurance

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Maine health insurance

The Pine Tree State falls one spot to #16 in annual health rankings

maine guide to health insurance

How healthy is living in Maine? The state fell one spot to #16, according to the 2013 edition of America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.

Why Maine was ranked #16

Factors that may have caused the Pine Tree State's ranking to dip would include a high prevalence of binge drinking by the state's residents, as well as a high rate of cancer deaths. Diabetes is also on the rise.

For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Maine.

Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Maine health quality findings.

In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Maine here.

Get local health results

State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Maine, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.


Does Maine have
a health insurance high risk pool?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In 2010, Maine started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. Learn about eligibility here.

Rapidly becoming obsolete as state health insurance exchanges prepare to open, risk pools were state-sponsored programs that helped people who could afford to buy health insurance, but were not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition.

Programs varied significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state were required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black.

In the best cases, they allowed people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.

More Maine resources

Maine state health insurance exchange

Maine’s exchange

Find out what your state’s health insurance exchange will look like.

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$2.6 million to 10,589 families

Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $463 per Maine family in 2012.

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healthreformvotes.org

Find out how your member of the Maine Congressional delegation voted on health care.

ME state government resources

Department of Health and Human Services

Page of links to health insurance resources, provided by the state of…

Maine DHA

The Maine Legislature created DHA in 2003 as “an independent executive agency to arrange for the provision of comprehensive, affordable health care coverage to eligible small employers, including the self-employed, their employees and…

Maine’s Consumer Guide to Individual Health Insurance

Guaranteed-issue individual health insurance is available in Maine from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MEGA Life & Health Insurance Company, and several health maintenance organizations (HMOs). This guide attempts to help you compare and…

ME advocacy resources

The Maine People’s Alliance

MPA fights for quality, affordable health care for all Mainers and supports a universal, single-payer health care…

Health insurance for ME individuals

Resources for those individuals seeking health care insurance in Maine. If you are looking for Maine Medicare, visit our site for health insurance over 65.