The stories in our series are (read them at

Sunday, Sept. 8: Affordable Care Huh? We break down the ACA, what it does and what it requires you to do.

Monday, Sept. 9: So you (maybe) want to buy insurance from the exchange: The essentials you should know. When to buy, how, what  a subsidy is and how to get it, what to keep in mind, and what happens if you don’t get insurance on the exchange (or anywhere).

Monday, Sept. 16: It’s raining preventive care! New insurance benefits both on and off the exchange. Plus: Free breast pumps for all! Little-known aspects of the ACA.

Monday, Sept. 23: What is a “full-time” worker, really? The ACA for businesses large and small.

Monday, Sept. 30: You can’t get there from here: How Maine differs from other states in its ACA implementation and what Maine’s health care system might look like down the road thanks to the ACA. Because it all has an effect on you and your family.

To check out all the stories in our series, plus frequently asked questions, an ACA timeline, lingo and more, go to

This series is a collaboration between the Sun Journal and the Bangor Daily News.

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