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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Maine Medicaid Investigation

Maine Medicaid Investigation

Below is a video you have to see to believe.A guy walks into a Biddeford, Maine Department of Health and Human Services office, and asks about getting taxpayer-funded government health care. He confesses that he runs a "pharmaceutical imports" business that is operated in international waters ...
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Time to Repeal ObamaCare

Time to Repeal ObamaCare

As Congress nears a historic vote on the repeal of ObamaCare, it would be a good idea for us to take a moment to remind ourselves why this legislation needs to be repealed. Let's just take a quick 1-2-3 look back at MHPC's objections to ObamaCare:1) It costs too muchTarren wrote back in May 2 ...
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Maine’s Personal Current Transfer Receipts in 2009

Maine’s Personal Current Transfer Receipts in 2009

Between 2008 and 2009, Maine's Personal Current Transfer Receipts (PCTR), which consists of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc., grew by $1.2 billion to $11 billion from $8.8 Billion.  As shown in the first chart below, over the last ten years, PCTR has nearly doubled from $5.6 billion in 200 ...
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FixWelfare.com Shows Growth in Welfare Dependency in Every Maine Town
Families in Your Community are Trapped in DependenceMaine's welfare system undermines hard work and traps parents and children in poverty.  We must fix the system to free families from dependency through accountability and hard work.Click no further than www.FixWelfare.com to understand the ...
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Federal Spending In Maine

Federal Spending In Maine

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released their annual Consolidated Federal Funds Report which tracks federal spending by state.  The chart below shows federal spending in Maine by major type.  Total federal spending increased by $442 billion to $3.2 trillion in 2009 from $2.7 trillion in 2008, or 16. ...
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Response to Charles Lawton

Response to Charles Lawton

Charles Lawton's article in Sunday's edition of the Portland Press Herald made a number of points that I wanted to chime in on.  First, he states: Ignoring the fact that well more than 10 percent of New Hampshire'sincome is earned by commuters working outside the state, it is stillinteresting to pl ...
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ObamaCare Mandates up to 60,000 Person Maine Medicaid Expansion
Today, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report estimating that ObamaCare will force a 43,500 to 59,500 person Medicaid expansion in Maine.  This is on top of the current 290,779 people already on Maine Medicaid (about 22% of the population).The Kaiser report estimates that this expansion wil ...
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