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Government Programs

  • Health Insurance Marketplace created by the government

  • MaineCare. MaineCare is low-cost or free health insurance provided by the State for many low-income individuals and families.

  • Medicare. Medicare is the national health program for people age 65 or older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and others.

Health Insurance Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act's health care coverage is designed to give individuals an affordable high quality option for health coverage. All plans are required to cover the most important services including doctor visits, prescriptions, emergency room care, maternity care, hospitalizations, and more.

You can see if you qualify for one now.

 

MaineCare

MaineCare is low-cost or free health insurance provided by the State for many low-income individuals and families. It covers many different people, including families with children 18 years old and younger, pregnant women, individuals under 21 years old not living at home, the elderly (65 years or older), and individuals with special needs aged 21-65. MaineCare was formerly known as Medicaid & Cub Care. Eligibility is based on household income. The program covers most health care services and some prescription drug help. Our Financial Counselor will help you apply for MaineCare or you can contact them directly. See the Who Can Help inset for contact information.

To apply, call the Farmington Department of Health and Human Services at 207-778-8400 (toll free at 800-442-6382, TDD/TTY 207-778-8439). Or visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/bfi/Services.htm more information.

Medicare

Medicare is the national health program for people age 65 or older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and others. Most people 65 or older are eligible for Medicare hospital insurance based on their own-or their spouse’s-employment. Before age 65, you are eligible for Medicare hospital insurance if you have received Social Security disability benefits for at least 24 months.

You can choose from several different Medicare health plans. Medicare Plan A covers hospital services and Plan B covers physician services. Medicare specialists can help you pick the right plan for you.

Medicare D is a prescription drug program that offers various plans to help you with affordable prescription medications.

To apply for Social Security Benefits, call 800-772-1213 or 207-782-5157 for the Auburn Office. Visit www.ssa.gov for more information about Social Security benefits.  If you have questions about Medicare Plans, call 1-800-Medicare (800-633-4227), or visit https://www.medicare.gov/

The Financial Counselor can also answer any questions that you might have.

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