The role of the Office of the Attorney General in this area includes providing legal advice and assistance to the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Medicaid is a federal/state entitlement program that provides medical services to certain low-income individuals. The Maine Medicaid program is called "MaineCare".
- Eligibility for MaineCare and other public benefits programs is determined by the Office of Integrated Access and Support.;
- MaineCare is administered by the Office of MaineCare Services, Department of Health and Human Services. General Information about MaineCare is available on the DHHS website;
- The MaineCare regulations are called the MaineCare Benefits Manual, which is Chapter 101 of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services rules;
- Maine Cub Care is a federal/state program that provides health insurance to children who otherwise would not have coverage. The income eligibility for the Cub Care program is 200 percent of federal poverty level. Information about SCHIP/Cub Care is available on the web (PDF);
- Medicare is a federal entitlement program, providing health insurance coverage to individuals age 65 and older and for younger individuals with permanent disabilities. The program helps to pay for many important health care services, including hospitalizations, physician services, and a new prescription drug benefit.
- Get more information about Medicare;
- Maine State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides information and answers questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap and other programs and benefits that supplement Medicare. To contact SHIP, call the Maine State SHIP Office at the Office of Elder Services, 1-800-262-2232. TTY 1-800-606-0215, or on the DHHS website;
If you think that you have been wrongly denied services, you can appeal. You may be eligible for free legal assistance. Contact: