About healthinsurance.org

News by tag

Maine state health insurance exchange


Maine legislature approves Medicaid expansion

Bangor Daily News — Maine lawmakers passed a bill to expand Medicaid for one year while seeking approval to use federal funds to help residents buy private health insurance through the marketplace in future years. About 70,000 would gain coverage through the proposed approach. However, Gov. Paul LePage is likely to veto the bill.

April 17, 2014

Read the full story.

New Maine co-op trumping Wellpoint in marketplace enrollment

Bloomberg News — A start-up health plan, Maine Community Health Options, has captured 80 percent of enrollees through the health insurance marketplace. Nationally, 23 co-ops have enrolled about 300,000 people.

March 13, 2014

Read the full story.

Maine physician association speak up for Medicaid expansion

WMTW — Members of the Maine Medical Association and other medical professional held a news conference at the State House to express support for expanding Medicaid. The legislature is again considering a Medicaid expansion bill, despite a Gov. Paul LePage veto of a similar bill in 2013.

January 23, 2014

Read the full story.

Maine legislators ask regulators to scrutinize hospital access

SeaCoastonline.com — Eight York County legislators asked the Maine Bureau of Insurance to consider geographic coverage when reviewing health insurers’ networks. The legislators expressed concern that policies offered through the health insurance marketplace do not provide adequate access in southern Maine.

January 22, 2014

Read the full story.

No surprises: older Maine residents quicker to sign up for health insurance

Maine Sun Journal — A federal report confirmed what was widely expected: Those over 45 are signing up for health insurance at a greater rate than those who are under 35. In Maine, more than 60 percent of marketplace enrollees are 45 to 64, compared to less than 20 percent in the 18-to-34 bracket.

January 13, 2014

Read the full story.

Maine’s approach to the Affordable Care Act

Bangor Daily News — Maine refused to set up its own health insurance marketplace and is instead relying on the federal marketplace. The state also refused to expand eligibility for its Medicaid program. In fact, Maine cut more about 22,000 people from its program.

October 11, 2013

Read the full story.

Health insurance costs remain high in Maine

Portland Press Herald — A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that health insurance on the new marketplace will cost more in Maine than in many other states. However, experts say coverage is more  affordable than what was previously available — and it is more comprehensive.

September 26, 2013

Read the full story.


Latest Obamacare news & opinion

Health Wonk Review June 5 2014

Health Wonk Review for June 5, 2014

If you haven’t gotten your health policy fix, head over to Health Wonk Review –…


Looking beyond the botched ACA rollout

"People have given up on the repeal. There are very few people who want Congress to…

price responsive consumers

Figuring out how to put ‘skin in the game’

The studies indicate that people are very responsive to healthcare prices when they see…

Curbside Consult David Cutler

Can we ‘do the right thing’ profitably?

David Cutler was the author of a prescient and scathing 2010 analysis warning of the need…


Dem ad slays Obamacare-hating Republican

Of the nearly half a billion dollars that has been spent on political ads mentioning the…


Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2014

Summer's here (at least it is where I am) and with it comes a summer-y edition of Health…

Sabrina Corlette health reform

Obamacare: Just what the doctor ordered?

In Part 2 of my conversation with Sabrina Corlette, we talk about whether the Affordable…

Health Wonk Review May - 2014

Health Wonk Review for May 8, 2014

Just a reminder that if you're still looking for some compelling health policy reading…


‘Bros’ on board – and other promising signs

With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young…

all posts

See all 379 blog posts.

Learn all about health insurance

what is cancer insurance

Will you need a cancer insurance policy?

While the Affordable Care Act has greatly expanded coverage for millions of Americans –…

HealthSourceRI Director works to persuade lawmakers to keep the exchange

Lawmakers in Rhode Island are considering whether or not to switch from the state run…

prescription drug local search

Save on prescription drugs close to home

The good news is that, whether you are insured or uninsured, anyone can utilize a few…

missed Obamacare enrollment deadline

Miss open enrollment? You’ve got options.

Now that open enrollment has ended – and the extensions have passed in most states –…


Qualifying events that can get you coverage

Even if you missed the general open enrollment, you could still have an opportunity to…

Will you owe an Obamacare Penalty?

Will you owe a penalty under Obamacare?

If, for whatever reason, you decide not to purchase coverage in 2014, you can use the…

STM: Short Term Medical

Short-term health insurance

Now that the 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period is over, a short-term policy will…

Obamacare's essential benefits

Health reform’s 10 essential benefits

The ACA specifies ten benefits be included in all health insurance plans sold on each…

Health insurance for college students.

Student health insurance

Before college starts, students and their families need to ensure that their health…

all posts

See all 46 articles

Search within news