April 12, 2021
From The Maine Beacon
For Edier Ramirez, not having access to state health care services isn’t just harmful to his physical health. Like others in a similar position, it also affects his mental health and his overall quality of life.
“They’re [many] people in the state who don’t qualify because of their immigration status, and always it’s really hurtful,” Ramirez said.
He said many who aren’t eligible for MaineCare — the state’s Medicaid program — worry that if they go to a doctor, they won’t be able to get services or will be left with an exorbitant bill they can’t afford. As a result, people often forgo medical care, he said…