Dr. Evans introduces legislation to improve health coverage enrollment process

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2019, 8.1 percent of Maine people, or more than 100,000 residents, were uninsured, a number that has almost certainly gone up as people lost their employer-based coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the bill’s public hearing, Maine Medical Association, Consumers for Affordable Health Care, MaineHealth, Northern Light Health, Maine Primary Care Association, Maine Center for Economic Policy and others spoke in favor of the legislation. No one spoke in opposition.

Click here to read the full story, first published May 13, 2021, in the Piscataquis Observer.