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 h ...
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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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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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