The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote soon on a new health care bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The original bill introduced last week was already harmful, but recent changes have made it even more dangerous. Under this bills, Congress would: repeal the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits requirement; force states … More ACTION ALERT: Protect Maine’s Care – Call Your Rep!
All Maine children and families should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes this possible for more and more Maine children and families. Healthy Maine children become healthy Maine adults who will lead us into the future, but they also need healthy parents or guardians to … More Why Maine children and families need the Affordable Care Act.
The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to welcome Eric S. Buch of Belfast to the MCA team. As Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Eric joins MCA in a statewide effort to reduce the number of uninsured children living in Maine through the Connecting Maine Kids to Coverage Project. This project is funded by the Centers for Medicare … More MCA Welcomes Eric Buch!
Far too many children in Maine lack access to the dental services they need to grow and thrive. The first step in ensuring that our children receive quality oral health care is an annual dental check-up. It seems so simple, but in Maine this is much easier said than done. One of the greatest barriers … More Getting Our Kids Oral Health Care
Healthy Maine kids can grow up to become healthy Maine adults. Ensuring that children have access to proper health care coverage early on is critical to future development. Here are the Facts: Right now, there are almost 15,000 children (6%) living without health insurance in Maine. Over 8,000 of these children live in low-income homes. … More Making MaineCare Enrollment Easier for Maine Kids
Data in this post can be found in the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book or the Data Center. The New Year allows us to pause and reflect upon the previous year so we can embrace the New Year with renewed energy and resolve to achieve our goals. It is a much needed chance to … More New Year, New Opportunities: A Data-driven Agenda for Maine kids
An Update from the Maine Children’s Alliance November 2015 October was a busy month for the Maine Children’s Alliance. Highlights included, the Champions for Children Celebration, which was an overwhelming success and the release of a Georgetown report, which found no improvement in Maine’s rate of uninsured children. Learn more below! Getting Their Story Right: … More Raising Our Voices for Early Learning, Child Health and in Celebration