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Maine Must Not Cut Medicare Savings Programs

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Last year, our legislators took historic action by expanding eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) for thousands of Mainers. However, now that progress is at risk. We need your assistance to protect these important programs that provide support to thousands of Mainers who need help covering their healthcare costs.

MSPs are for people on Medicare who have limited income and resources so they may afford healthcare expenses such as copayments, deductibles, and Medicare Parts A and B. Last year, Maine expanded eligibility for these programs so more Mainers could get the help they need.

Now, in her supplemental budget, the Governor has proposed rolling back this expansion. 

We need your help to tell the legislature to reject a budget that will impact the MSPs. Nearly 30,000 older Mainers will lose access to this critical new benefit under the current budget proposal. Maine has a robust rainy-day fund, and too many Mainers struggle to afford everyday needs such as healthcare. For many of these vulnerable Mainers, the rainy-day is here. They simply cannot face the loss of the MSPs.

Please, contact your elected officials today to tell them this: Maine should not consider a budget that cuts critical support to those who need it most.

Click here to send a letter urging Maine legislators to reject this budget impacting MSPs.

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