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Questionnaire NameMaineCare
DescriptionMaine is requesting to implement work requirements as a condition of eligibility, monthly premiums for specific populations, and requiring co-pays for certain procedures that qualify as non-emergency usage of emergency rooms. In addition, Maine proposes to use asset tests in eligibility determinations and applying a transfer penalty to Medicaid-compliant annuities. Finally, Maine proposes to terminate the hospital presumptive eligibility policy option and providing initial non-long-term retroactive eligibility. The federal public comment period will be open from August 17, 2017 through September 16, 2017.
Response FromID: #310417 on Aug 23rd 2017 10:45 am


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Open for Public Comment – 8/17/17 – 9/16/17

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A Mainer who is NOT on Medicaid, I am against Maine's proposed changes to the program. I believe that the work requirement will not allow parents with children with severe disabilities to care for their children. The requirement also presumes that suitable jobs are available in Maine to those with disabilities. In addition, the copay at emergency rooms will prevent low-income individuals from seeking help when they need it most. Those suffering from an acute onset of symptoms could be severely penalized.
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