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What to know about Maine's new health insurance marketplace

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Maine is now offering its own health insurance marketplace, which people can utilize as of November 1st. The website, coverme.gov, will replace the federal government Affordable Care Act site for people in Maine. We'll learn how Maine's marketplace came to be and how it works, including tips on comparing coverage and understanding costs.

Maine Public's chief politics & government correspondent, Steve Mistler, will join us at the top of the show for a quick update on election results.

Panelists:
Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner, Maine Department of Health & Human Services
Kate Ende, Policy Director, Maine Consumers for Affordable Health Care
Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda, Director, Consumer Health Care Division, Maine Bureau of Insurance

Resources:
Maine health insurance marketplace - coverme.gov - call (866) 636-0355
Maine Consumers for Affordable Health Care - call (800) 965-7426
Maine Bureau of Insurance - call (800) 300-5000
Maine Area Agencies on Aging
NPR: 6 tips to health you pick the right health insurance plan

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