I (Michelle) just learned of a new free insurance program offered by Waterville Maine's Inland Hospital. It is for people who do not qualify for Maine Care but can not personally afford the sky high out of pocket expense of other insurances.http://www.inlandhospital.org/pas.aspx?id=2910
One can fill out an application prior to receiving care or in the case of needing to go to the ER, one can receive care prior to filling out the form. If approved for the program, the cost will be covered.According to the website,the 2009 upper income guidelines for a family of 2 was $29,140.http://www.inlandhospital.org/assets/0/276/310/552/566/1784/FF39341E-9A65-49B1-98D7-074169FB3A6F.pdf
Wendy Wing is the program's financial adviser;she can be reached at 861-3025.
Eastern Maine Medical Center (The hospital is in Bangor which Inland in Waterville is actually part of, has a free or reduced rate insurance care program:
Maine General at both their current Augusta and Waterville locations has two free to low coast insurance Programs and also have financial counselors::http://www.mainegeneral.org/body.cfm?id=855
Sabasticook Valley Health (Their hospital is in Pittsfield, physicians are in surrounding towns) also has a Free Care Program: