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The IRS explains the tax consequences of failing to obtain health care coverage before the March 31, 2014 deadline.
Some low income people are eligible for Mainecare. Most other people with low incomes can get help paying for health insurance. The IRS gives instant tax credits to help with the cost.   There are many places to get help finding health insurance:
NOTE: This information is offered by the IRS for Tax Year 2017.  This includes both rules for making the payment (if you don't have health insurance) and rules about who is "exempt" (does not have to pay).
If you did not have healthcare coverage then you could face a tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act, known as the "Shared Responsibility Payment."  But this is not true for everyone, especially low-income households.
Lista de Créditos y Beneficios para los Impuestos de Maine Français English
Liste des crédits d’impôts et de prestations du Maine. English Español
Do you get a health care tax subsidy for health insurance you bought through the "federal marketplace." Learn about your duty to report certain financial changes.
LIHEAP funding continues to be lower than in previous years. This will mean that more households will be turning to local heating assistance programs after their LIHEAP money runs out.  Here is a summary of the programs we know about - followed by information about how to access local programs.  
Información sobre como calificar para y solicitar atención gratuita en los hospitales.