Friday, December 13, 2013
Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," consumers will be able to enroll in new health insurance exchanges beginning Oct. 1, with coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2014.
Nearly 1,800 had lined up health coverage online by Nov. 30 as fixes to the federal website kicked in.
The Affordable Care Act will affect different people in different ways, depending on their incomes, employment, and health care histories.
Learn what's changing, key terminology and how to apply for the new insurance plans.
Getting covered through President Barack Obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research.
Here's a step-by-step guide to the process with handy tips.
Understand the jargon.
Crunch time is now for Obama’s health care law, as consumers face a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline if they want to have coverage on Jan. 1.
The announcement comes as she heads to Capitol Hill for another round of grilling.
The Health and Human Services Committee will consider the nearly $1 million contract for the Alexander Group among other issues involving the state’s health department.
Out of 77 communities where most people work and shop and where most hospitals and colleges are located, 11 are more than 15 miles from the nearest assistance.
The Maine Bureau of Insurance will hold a public informational session on the Affordable Care Act in Bangor on Tuesday.
With Maine’s decade-long attempt at reform ending and Obamacare starting, comparisons are inevitable.
Nine of 22 hospitals on the Leapfrog Group’s 2013 Top Rural Hospitals list are in Maine.
Others also report progress and answer questions on insurance at the USM event.
Commissioner Mary Mayhew’s visit comes amid continuing controversies at her agency.
They convey stories from parishioners about missed appointments and deliver petitions asking for immediate repairs.
A watchdog warns that the IRS could dole out too much for refunds on tax returns.
The Roman Catholic university says the mandate violates the church’s teaching prohibiting contraception.
Memorial Hospital in North Conway will continue as a New Hampshire nonprofit, but MaineHealth will have input into its budget, the services it provides and the selection of a CEO.
The top Health and Human Services official for New England will update lawmakers on the status of the federal exchange.
Federal workers and contractors are working on remaining software and hardware problems.
Seen as a condition that smokers bring upon themselves, lung cancer gets little buzz or sympathy.
Administration officials expect to meet Saturday’s deadline for handling 50,000 users at once.
One relaxed requirement will allow insurance buyers to bypass HealthCare.gov altogether.
Until next year, U.S. companies that employ 50 or more will have to secure coverage through brokers, not online, because of website troubles.
Regulators decide Anthem can give individuals more time to choose coverage that complies with the new health care law.