By: Jacob Posik, policy analystSupporters and volunteers of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) were set up at polling booths across the state on Election Day seeking signatures for a “Universal Home Care” initiative the group wishes to put on your 2018 ballot.The MPA announced in late September ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 6, 2017CONTACT: Matthew GagnonChief Executive Officermgagnon@mainepolicy.org207.321.2550Augusta--Last week, a new movement in healthcare scored a major victory. Governor LePage signed LD 1385 into law, a bipartisan bill that provides legal protection for Direct Primary Care ...
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As Maine’s successful reforms to its health insurance market in 2011 continue to fuel the national conversation about ObamaCare repeal and replacement, progressives are desperate to paint those reforms as dismal failures. In a blog post last Friday, Mike Tipping characterized PL 90–the landmark ...
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They’re at it again. Having repeatedly failed to achieve Medicaid expansion through the legislative process, liberals in Maine have succeeded in putting it on the ballot this November. Despite the new tactics, much has stayed the same in the Medicaid expansion debate, including the overwhelming ev ...
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Portland: Health Care in Maine in the Age of Trump

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Today, the state Senate voted on a party line vote of 20-15 to pass the minority report of LD 1305.Legislative Document 1305, “An Act To Encourage Health Insurance Consumers To Comparison Shop for Health Care Procedures and Treatment,” is sponsored by Senator Rod Whittemore.If you’ve been payi ...
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This Version of Expanded Medicaid is Not Better

If you didn’t know better, you would think that certain legislators in Augusta suffer from short-term memory loss.Every session since the passage of Obamacare, Maine legislators have debated liberal bills that would force Maine to add thousands of people to our expensive and inefficient Medicaid p ...
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How Creativity Saves Money in Health care

There has been a lot of talk lately about the cost of health care in Maine, especially around L.D. 1305. While lawmakers attempt to address the issue in Augusta, some businesses have taken matters into their own hands by instituting company-wide policies that save money by providing incentives for e ...
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At What Point Can We Admit Obamacare Has Failed?

It’s been almost six years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, and it’s become clear that it has failed to achieve any of it’s major objectives. Moreover, there is increasing evidence that the law will never do what it was intended to do. So at what point can ...
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