Reports + Research

Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine’s Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries

September 2019

This data brief developed by MeHAF and the University of Southern Maine explores Maine’s newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. The report discusses the sociodemographic aspects of the new population, including current health status, age, and locations.

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Access to Health Care Services for Adults in Maine

November 2018

This data brief developed by MeHAF and the University of Southern Maine found ongoing inequality in the ability of people in Maine to get quality health care. The report examines data from 2014-2016 and shows that Maine people, of all income groups, report difficulties in paying medical costs. Research has also found the ability to seek timely and appropriate health care is impacted by income levels, educational background, race, and ethnicity.

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Delaying Care Due to Lack of Access to Transportation Data Brief

July 2018

This report was compiled using data from the 2014-2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. The analysis examines responses to a survey question that asked respondents if they had delayed medical care for a non-cost reason in the past 12 months.

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

March 2018

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.

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Maine Rural Health Innovations Briefs

September 2017

This series of briefs was produced in conjunction with the Maine Rural Health Research Center to describe robust and innovative models and strategies from Maine and other parts of the country related to the areas of health finance and payment, governance, workforce, and service delivery that have the potential to be replicated or adapted here in Maine.

The briefs include information about FQHCs, delivery of services, behavioral health, governance, workforce, and payment models.

Charting a Pathway Forward: Redesigning and Realigning Supports and Services for Maine’s Older Adults

September 2017

The report profiles older people in Maine presenting both current data and future projections, then outlines the long term services and support systems and programs currently in place and the funding streams used to pay for those services. The report identifies a range of opportunities and potential avenues for improvement and highlights the importance of state policy decisions to drive change.

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Mental Health Status and Access to Health Care Services for Adults in Maine

February 2017

Using the Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the years 2012-2014, this brief examines disparities in access to health care services for Maine adults based on self-reported mental health status.

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Maine Rural Health Profiles

September 2016

Maine Rural Health Profiles offers a detailed look at the status of rural health and the rural health system, both statewide and in each of the state’s 16 counties. Prepared by the Maine Rural Health Research Center, the report provides critical data and information to apprise stakeholders and inform conversations about developing a more sustainable, high-performing rural health system for Maine’s rural communities.

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