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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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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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Live Blogging the first meeting of the “Joint Select Committee on  Health Care Reform Opportunities and Implementation”
*Start at the bottom and read up3:05: Adjournment. No date set for the next meeting, and really, why bother?  The committee sees its role very clearly: the soon-to-be outgoing administration will plow ahead, and the committee will meet periodically so it can be told what the administration i ...
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Price Shop When Using Health Care

Price Shop When Using Health Care

Today's Maine Sunday Telegram has a story by John Richardson about the wide price differences chargedat various providers for the same health care procedure.  The story includes a great graphic showing price variations for Anthem customers compared to the uninsured for some common procedures.The ar ...
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Democrat Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Democrat Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Read the full report | The Democratic Party's summary of the health care reform bill. ...
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