Maine Medicaid (MaineCare)Updated April 9, 2021 Medicaid
MaineCare (formerly Medicaid) is a federal/state program that provides assistance to people with limited resources. MaineCare can help eligible Maine residents with their health care payments.
|Apply Online||My Maine Connection|
|Appeal a Denial||MaineCare Appeals|
|Find a Local Office||Office Finder|
To be eligible for MaineCare, you must be a resident of the state of Maine, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.
You must also be one of the following:*
- Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
- Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
- Be 65 years of age or older
* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.
Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.
Available Services Include:
|Ambulance services||Lab tests and X-rays|
|Chiropractic care||Long-term care|
|Dental services||Medical equipment and supplies|
|Doctor visits||Mental health services|
|Family planning||Prescription drugs|
|Hearing aids||School-based health centers|
|Hearing tests||Substance abuse services|
What you pay for a copayment is based upon how much MaineCare pays for the service.
|When MaineCare pays...||Your copay is…|
|$10.00 or less||$0.50|
|$10.01 - $25.00||$1.00|
|$25.01 - $50.00||$2.00|
|$50.01 – more||$3.00|
Members do not have copay when they are:
- Under 21 years old
- Pregnant (including 3 months after the pregnancy ends)
- In state custody
- Under state guardianship
- Native American members
- Living in a nursing home or hospital and paying for part of their care