No Insurance? You May Qualify For MaineCare
With some many people becoming displaced from work due to the coronavirus, many people have also lost health insurance benefits.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services just launched a statewide campaign to promote awareness of affordable health insurance options, particularly for people whose employment or income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
DHHS wants to remind Maine people about CoverME.gov, a resource for finding affordable health insurance options, as many people effected may qualify for a free or low-cost plan through MaineCare (Maine Medicaid) or the federal marketplace.
"From expanding Medicaid early on to signing into law the Made for Maine Health Coverage Act, my Administration has always fought to expand access to affordable health care for Maine people," said Governor Janet Mills. "COVID-19 further underscores the importance of having health insurance. I urge Maine people, particularly those who may have lost income or health insurance as a result of the pandemic, to visit CoverME.gov to find options to protect their health and help them care for their families."
Maine people can learn more at CoverME.gov or call Consumers for Affordable Health Care at 1-800-965-7476 for free, local help.
Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic: