The Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2010 the federal government passed legislation to expand and improve health care coverage. There are many changes coming over the next few years, but how does the ACA impact you. Click here to find out more.
This video from the Kaiser Family Foundation gives a good overview of changes that are coming soon.
The CarePartners and MedAccess Programs are working with programs across the state and the Maine Health Access Foundation to provide answers to patients and providers questions about health reform. One of the groups, Legal Services for the Elderly, provides high quality free information for anyone with questions. If you would like to speak with a person instead of using the website, their Helpline number is 800-750-5353.
Current informational newsletter for patients
NeedyMeds.com helps people in need find medication assistance and healthcare options.
Programs throughout Maine can help with prescription assistance programs if you're outside the MaineHealth service area.
Community Resources for Medication Assistance (.pdf)
Understanding prescription assistance programs (.pdf)
Three questions you should know the answer to at the end of every medical appointment: Ask Me Three
10 Steps to keep track of your medications (.pdf)
Medicine chart to keep track of medications (.pdf)
Generic drug information
Generics are Powerful Medicine
Frequently asked questions about generic medications (.pdf]
Alcohol and drug abuse resources (.pdf)
Dental care resources:
Financial assistance (.pdf)
Food pantries (.pdf)
Heating assistance (.pdf)
Tax help (.pdf)
CarePartners is made possible by the commitment of participating providers in the communities we serve. The program is administered by Maine Medical Center in Portland, MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta and Waterville, Lincoln County Healthcare in Damariscotta and Waldo County Healthcare in Belfast. Additional participating hospitals include Mercy Hospital in Portland, Inland Hospital in Waterville and Spring Harbor Hospital in Portland. Financial and technical assistance is provided to all sites by MaineHealth.