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.

Program NameMaineCare
Expanded MedicaidYes
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Eligibility Requirements

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:*

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • 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 servicesLab tests and X-rays
Chiropractic careLong-term care
Dental servicesMedical equipment and supplies
Doctor visitsMental health services
Family planningPrescription drugs
Hearing aidsSchool-based health centers
Hearing testsSubstance abuse services
Hospital careTherapies
ImmunizationsMedical Transportation
InterpretersVision 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