With thousands out of work and without health care, more Mainers enroll in ACA

Published by: NMPHI

New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI) is a nonprofit community-based organization that strives to engage, empower, inform, advocate and educate New Mainer residents on public health subject matters.

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020
From The Maine Beacon

Amid a pandemic that has led to thousands of Mainers losing their jobs, more people are signing up for health care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the open enrollment window, which ends Dec. 15.

From Nov. 1 (when open enrollment started) through Nov. 21, 13,595 Mainers have selected plans through HealthCare.gov. That’s an uptick over the same time period last year, said Jackie Farwell, communications director for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). ..

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