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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The Silent Tax Revolt: Mainers Cross-Border Shopping in New Hampshire II
Read the full report | Faced with a $225,000,000 budget shortfall, some Maine legislators are considering significant tax increases in order to close the budget gap. Perhaps the most popular proposed solution is raising the sales tax by either increasing the rate 20 percent (to 6 percent from 5 perc ...
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Tax Savings to Mainers Engaging in Cross-Border Shopping In New Hampshire
Read the full report | Maine shares a border with only one other state—New Hampshire. More importantly, from a tax policy perspective, the Maine- New Hampshire border represents one of, if not the, largest tax differentials in the country. According to the Census Bureau, in FY 2005, Maine’s tax ...
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