Maine is one of 36 states that opted to let the federal government run its health care exchange and the program is facing a number of issue. According to a spokesperson for Consumers for Affordable Healthcare, people have had problems signing up because of the amount of traffic on the site. The good news they say is that Mainers are definitely interested in finding more affordable health insurance.
Consumer and patient advocates told a Washington advisory panel they’re now telling consumers to fill out paper applications, try to get someone on the telephone, of just put the process on hold as there are a few other on-line tools to help people get the process started.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has a subsidy calculator on its website. Consumers can estimate their healthcare premiums in a matter of seconds simply by entering data about their family, income levels. and the state where they live.
But with the Dec. 15 deadline getting nearer each day, most Mainers simply want to sign up and move on.