Low-Income, Uninsured Mainers Face Substantial Challenges Getting Health Care

This data brief from MeHAF and the University of Southern Maine highlights the access to care challenges faced by Maine people with lower incomes who do not have health insurance.  Focusing on adults age 18 – 64 with incomes below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (in 2018, about $22,715 per year for a family of two), the report shows that people without insurance have trouble finding doctors, getting appointments, and paying for care.  Of most concern is the high number of individuals who went without, or delayed, care, or who were unable to purchase necessary prescriptions.