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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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Community Health Options (CHO), a Lewiston-based insurance provider, has asked the Maine Bureau of Insurance for a whopping 44.9% rate increase on their catastrophic level plan.CHO is one of 23 nonprofit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (co-ops) created under the Affordable Care Act, over half ...
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How the Free Market Can Make Health Care More Affordable For EveryoneOne of the primary burdens poor Mainers confront is the constant struggle to remain healthy. Unable to afford costly medical care, many people are simply left hoping that their luck holds and that medical issues, if they ari ...
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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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Opponents of Maine’s new health care reform law (PL90) erroneously describe the law as “a gift to the insurance companies.”  In reality that gift has come in the form of more stable markets spurring investment and opportunities for insurers to compete for market share.  Therefore, the real w ...
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Case Study #2: Maine blueberry farm would pay $184,000 more a year under Obamacare

Paying Obamacare penalties would be less expensive than providing health insuranceA case study from a blueberry farming operation in Maine shows that providing health insurance benefits under Obamacare would result in a staggering annual increase of more than $184,000. (Download PDF of full ...
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Obamacare’s Negative Impact on Business – Case Study #1

IntroductionObamacare is, first and foremost, an affront to liberty-loving Americans who cherish their Constitutional right to determine their own healthcare.  Obamacare puts liberty on the back burner in pursuit of a one-size-fits-all healthcare system to lower healthcare costs and, in the ...
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Health Insurance Reform Will Undo Decades of Premium-Hiking Policies

Health Insurance Reform Will Undo Decades of Premium-Hiking Policies

A new study released today by The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) explains how policies enacted in the early 1990's have driven Maine's insurance premiums higher and higher, and created the critical need for recently passed health insurance reform to help contain the spiraling cost of health ins ...
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