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Important Information About the New Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act (frequently called Obamacare) online marketplace took effect on October 1. This new Health Insurance Marketplace is where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance plans.

In Maine, there are presently only two healthcare plans available through this marketplace system. If you live in the southern half of the state, there are some very important things you should know about these plans.

1) Maine Community Health Options

Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) provides coverage for all Maine hospitals and healthcare providers. MCHO is a non-profit Maine-based health insurance provider that offers a range of plans and a comprehensive statewide network of care providers – no hospitals are excluded from this plan.

Anyone who chooses the MCHO plan will be provided coverage at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital and 300 Central Maine Medical Group care providers.

Maine Community Health Options will be hosting informational sessions beginning January 8, 2014. Sessions will be held at Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital. Download the schedule to learn more.

For more information, visit www.maineoptions.org or call 855.624.6463.

  

2) Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has created Health Insurance Marketplace plans for individuals and for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. These plans will not cover services at six of the state's 38 hospitals. The hospitals not included in this plan are Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, and Rumford Hospital, Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, Mercy Hospital in Portland, and York Hospital, as well as hundreds of care providers.

Anyone who chooses the Anthem plans will not be provided coverage at any of the six hospitals excluded from the plan, except in the event of an emergency.

What Does This All Mean For You?

If you prefer to get your healthcare at Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital, Bridgton Hospital, you will not be able to do so if you select the Anthem plans for individuals or business with fewer than 50 employees.

If fact, if you choose the Anthem plans, you may have to drive a considerable distance just to see a new primary care provider.

And what about specialty care?

The Anthem plans will not allow you to see a specialist who works for CMMC, Bridgton and Rumford hospitals. This means hundreds of speciality care providers are excluded.

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Central Maine Medical Center
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Informational Sessions about MCHO
Maine Community Health Options will be hosting informational sessions beginning January 8, 2014. Sessions will be held at Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital. Download the schedule to learn more.

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