Covid-19HealthcareResources

August 22, 2020

MaineCare Eligibility and Services

Are you confused about how to get health insurance and what it will pay for? You’re not alone. Maine Equal Justice can help navigate MaineCare eligibility and services. MaineCare is Maine’s name for Medicaid, a program that provides health insurance for low-income people. To get any kind of MaineCare you have to show that your…

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Covid-19HealthcareResources

August 22, 2020

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Support Hotline

Do you need help with…Finding health coverage you can afford? Understanding your options in the Health Insurance Marketplace? Enrolling in MaineCare? Understanding your health coverage? Filing an appeal or complaint? Finding programs to help with health care and drug costs?

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Covid-19HealthcareResources

August 22, 2020

Information on your health care options if you’ve lost your job

Mainers who are worried about losing health insurance or having a hard time paying monthly premiums may have options including Marketplace coverage and MaineCare.

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EventsHealthcare

June 29th, 2020

Healthcare for All: Now More than Ever – Panel & Discussion

This event will take place on June 29th, 2020 from 5:30-7:00pm over Zoom. Please register at the link below. Over 500 people and 30 organizations joined our call to Governor Janet Mills to implement universal healthcare and protect the rights of essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. We brought our demands to the Blaine House in…

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EventsHealthcare

May 7th, 2020

Southern Maine Workers’ Center delivers letter to Gov. Mills, calling for more health care coverage during COVID-19 crisis.

On Thursday, May 7th at 11am, the Southern Maine Workers’ Center will make a symbolic delivery of a letter to Gov. Mills calling on her to take action to provide more people with health care coverage during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Covid-19Healthcare

April 30, 2020

If I need to be tested for the Coronavirus, will I have to pay a deductible or coinsurance?

No.  The Families First Act requires group health plans and insurers, including self-insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health programs, to pay the full cost of any tests for the Coronavirus. DISCLAIMER: This FAQ Sheet is intended to provide accurate, general background information regarding legal rights relating to employment in Maine. It is not legal…

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StatementsHealthcare

April 27, 2020

Sign The Petition – Tell Gov. Mills: during this pandemic, we need universal healthcare!

Please sign the petition here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-gov-mills-during-this-pandemic-we-need-universal-healthcare Gov. Mills must utilize every resource available to address the healthcare needs of all Mainers amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has initiated a public health and economic crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes. Important steps have been taken by Gov. Mills to respond to our circumstances, the situation however, is…

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StatementsHealthcare

March 31, 2020

Solidarity is Always the Answer: Demands for Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Our conditions are changing rapidly. We published this response on March 31st, 2020. We will continue to update our members as our positions evolve in response to the rapidly evolving crisis.  Our people are in crisis, facing loss of income, eviction, debt and dangerous work conditions. Workers who are told they are “essential” are being…

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PressHealthcare

March 5, 2020

Folks rally at the State House for lawmakers to support expanded dental care

A few dozen folks rallied at the State House Thursday advocating for a bill that would give more Mainers access to dental care. It would allow people who make under $17,000 a year to get basic dental prevention and treatment. The only Medicaid dental benefit for adults in Maine is limited emergency care. Supporters say…

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PressHealthcare

March 5, 2020

Sharing stories of pain and stigma, low-income Mainers call on lawmakers to pass dental bill

Dozens of working-class Mainers rallied at the State House on Thursday to demand their legislators vote to support a bill to guarantee comprehensive dental coverage for low-income adults through MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid program. LD 1955 is the second attempt to secure dental coverage for low-income adults after a similar bill, LD 1453, passed both the state House…

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PressHealthcare

January 27, 2020

Dental care improves lives

On Jan. 23, I flashed my toothiest smile at Gov. Janet Mills. As a member of the Southern Maine Workers Center, I rallied with coalition partners at the State House to support LD 1955. If passed, LD 1955 will expand MaineCare to include comprehensive dental care for adults. Access to dental care is essential to good health. People who do…

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MembersHealthcare

June 10, 2019

Rep. Larry Lockman’s Scapegoating and Fearmongering are Intended to Keep Maine too Paralyzed to Envision a Better Future

By Peggy Marchand, Health Care is a Human Right Committee Member The Southern Maine Workers’ Center endorsed  LD 1317, “An Act To Restore Services To Help Certain Noncitizens Meet Their Basic Needs”, as part of our Health Care is Human Right campaign. We believe all people should get the health care they need, and are…

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