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CONTACTS:     Jessa Barnard, Associate General Counsel
Maine Medical Association
207-462-5713 and

Jane Margesson, Communications Director
AARP Maine
207-229-5628 and

PORTLAND – The Maine Medical Association (MMA), American Medical Association (AMA) and AARP will hold a joint press conference on Saturday, October 5th.  These non-profits will discuss the new health insurance marketplace, opportunities for enrollment, and concerns regarding Maine’s failure to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2013.  Of particular note is the fact that because Maine declined federal funds during the last legislative session, tens of thousands of Mainers will have no access to subsidized coverage under the health insurance exchanges.

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What:             Press conference with leaders from the AMA, MMA, and AARP
When:             9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 5th
Where:           Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME

Who:               Dr. Steven Stack (AMA), Neal Lane (AARP), Leaders of the MMA and AARP Maine

Why:               To highlight the new health insurance marketplace; discuss effects of Maine’s failure to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid in the 2013 legislative session.


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