The Most Ridiculous Health Care Law: Certificate of Need

Maine legislators looking to support substantive health care reform need not look further than LD 734 which would repeal the most ludicrous law on health care – the Certificate of Need (CON) law.A prime example of cronyism and free market obstruction, Maine’s CON law essentially allows hospitals ...
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A Common-Sense Health Care Solution

In nearly every business transaction, customers are fully aware of the costs they will incur before they purchase a specific good or service – but that isn’t necessarily true in the health care industry.Patients are rarely, if ever warned of the costs of medical procedures, nor are they given es ...
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Maine Takes Sides in Obamacare Supreme Court Case

Maine seems to have taken a side in the U.S. Supreme Court case regarding Obamacare subsidies – but it's not the side you might expect.The case, King v. Burwell, will likely be decided this June, and represents perhaps the greatest opportunity (and the most useful bargaining chip) to dismantle or ...
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Release: MHPC On The Latest ACA Federal Court Rulings On Obamacare Subsidies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 22, 2014Joel Allumbaugh, Director of MHPC's Center for Health Reform Inititiaves released the following statement on Tuesday in regard to the latest ACA federal court rulings: "Today’s rulings highlight the many systemic problems with the chaotic train wreck tha ...
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Take Action: Oppose Medicaid Expansion in Maine

Many of Maine’s policymakers have fallen for the siren call of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion.Fortunately, Maine has held the line on Medicaid expansion so far. However, the 2015 legislative session is just around the corner.Sadly, Maine has turned into a welfare state; it is time to reverse the ...
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Take Action – Contact Your State Leaders Today

MHPC's Action Center is designed for you to easily reach out to the Governor and your state legislators about the issues that are important to you.Just follow the prompts and complete the fields. After you hit submit, your letter will be sent directly to the Governor and your state legislators.THANK ...
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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simp ...
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Why Maine should NOT expand Medicaid under Obamacare

One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, is to reduce the number of uninsured residents.  One key provision aimed at that objective is the expansion of Medicaid.  The Supreme Court, however, dealt a serious blow to the Obamacare’s Medicaid exp ...
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Governor Paul LePage signs LD 1333, landmark health insurance reform, into law
On May 17, 2011, Governor Paul LePage signed into law a major health reform package to help contain the spiraling cost of health insurance for all Mainers.  Before becoming law, the reform bill was known as LD 1333: “An Act To Modify Rating Practices for Individual and Small Group Health Plans an ...
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Maine by the Numbers: How Do We Measure Up?

Maine by the Numbers: How Do We Measure Up?

When debating policy changes for Maine at the state house or advocating for it, it is important to know where Maine stands. Our new publication the 2011-2012 Maine By The Numbers is a comparison of Maine to other states in a comprehensive list of demographic, economic, and policy measures. Maine, in ...
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