A bill that aims to eliminate barriers to COVID-19 screening, testing, and immunization is now law in Maine.
The legislation, which became law without the governor’s signature on Wednesday, requires state-regulated insurers to cover COVID-19 screening, testing, and immunization at no cost to patients.
The goal is to ensure Mainers can get tested and vaccinated at no cost. If an uninsured person gets tested at a clinic with no state contract, then the person is provided with a MaineCare form to be reimbursed.
The law takes effect immediately.