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Estimated State Budget Impact of a MaineCare Expansion in 2016
Prepared by Manatt Health Solutions for the Maine Health Access Foundation - April 2015

Impact of Accepting Federal Funds by County
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Androscoggin County

Aroostook County

Cumberland County

Franklin County

Hancock County

Kennebec County

Knox County

Lincoln County

Oxford County

Penobscot County

Piscataquis County

Sagadahoc County

Somerset County

Waldo County

Washington County

York County

Closing the Coverage Gap: Accepting Federal Funds is Critical to Maine Women's Health and Economic Security
An outline of the various benefits to Maine women's health to be gained from expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Cover Maine Now! Coalition partner American Academy of Pediatrics - Maine Chapter MaineCare Infographic
Infographic explaining why expanding Medicaid in Maine is important to the entire state.

Nine Reasons Why Maine Should Accept Federal Funds to Cover 70,000 Low-Income Mainers
Sara Gagne-Holmes - Executive Director, Maine Equal Justice Partners

 Unprecedented Opportunity: Federal Health Care Funds Will Deliver 4,400 Jobs and $500,000,000 in Annual Economic Activity to Maine by 2016
Garrett Martin - Executive Director, Maine Center for Ecomonic Policy

 

Maine Veterans Would Benefit from Accepting Federal Health Care Funds
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Federally Funded Health Care for Maine’s Uninsured: An Opportunity Maine Cannot Afford to Pass Up
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Maine has an unprecedented opportunity to accept federal dollars already set aside for Maine to cover approximately 69,500 people who otherwise cannot afford it.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enables states to provide Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,856/year for an individual; $26,951/year for a family of three) beginning January 1, 2014.

 

A Look at Voters’ Attitudes toward Accepting Federal Funds to Broaden Access to Health Coverage Through Medicaid: Results from Surveys of Registered Voters in Seven States

Lake Research Partners & GS Strategy Group, conducted for The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

 

Examining MaineCare's Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act
Erika Ziller PhD and Trish Riley, Muskie School of Public Service

 

Federally Funded Health Care for Maine’s Uninsured: Good Health Policy -- Good for Maine’s Economy
Health Care for Maine and Cover Maine Now

 

Lessons Learned: Health Coverage Benefits Maine
Maine Equal Justice Partners
The Maine Legislature‘s decisions in the past to cover low-income parents and childless adults with Medicaid has reduced Maine‘s uninsured rate and helped to mitigate rising charity care and bad debt to hospitals. In addition, Maine‘s investment in health care for people with low income has paid off in better health outcomes overall.

 

Federal Health Care Funding Makes Dollars and Sense for Maine

Maine Equal Justice Partners and Maine Center for Economic Policy
Accepting federal funds to expand health coverage will create jobs, boost Maine’s economy, and provide health care to thousands of Maine people. Available as a full report and executive summary.

 

Maine Medical Association 
Presentation to the Appropriations and Finance Committee by Gordon Smith, Executive Vice President, Maine Medical Association