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The Senate Bill HR 3590 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Read the bill | The United States Senate's version of the health care reform bill. Longer than the House's bill, it is filled with more taxes, more regulation and more controls. ...
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Affordability, Accessibility or Priority? Defining and Understanding Maine’s Uninsured
Read the full report | Today, the US Census Bureau released figures on the uninsured rate for Maine, the other states and the US as a whole for 2006. This paper provides analysis on who are Maine’s uninsured and poses questions of why they are uninsured. In 2005-2006, there were 108,000 uninsured ...
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The Savings Offset Payment: Dirigo Health’s Questionable Funding Strategy
Read the full report | The most politically-charged aspect of the Dirigo Health initiative is the funding mechanism called the Savings Offset Payment (SOP) tax. The funding mechanism is initiated when the Dirigo Health Agency makes a determination of how much the Dirigo Health initiative has “save ...
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