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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known informally as Obamacare, is gradually going into effect. Beginning Oct. 1, Mainers will be able to begin purchasing health insurance through an online "exchange." Other aspects of the law kick in Jan. 1, 2014.

To help navigate these changes MPBN News has created this Affordable Care Act resource.

There are plenty of helpful links out there, perhaps the top three are:

  1. Federal government special website
  2. Maine state government special web page
  3. Muskie School of Public Service web page


NPR News Stories about the ACA

MPBN News Stories About the ACA
Medicaid Expansion Fails in Maine For a Third Time
04/11/2014 12:10 PM ET

The Senate voted 22-13 on Friday, falling two votes short of the two-thirds support needed to override the Republican governor's veto.

Maine Gov Vetoes Medicaid Expansion Bill
04/09/2014 04:02 PM ET

In his veto message, Gov. Paul LePage says Maine can't afford to expand the program, and can't trust federal promises of funds to cover the costs.

Maine House Gives Initial OK to Universal Health Care Study
04/01/2014 Reported By:Patty B. Wight  

Supporters of universal health care are applauding an initial vote in the Maine House today that would authorize a study of implementing such a system in Maine. It's not the first time the issue has been studied in the state. But as Patty Wight reports, it's the first time supporters say the idea has gotten traction.

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