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Expanding Medicaid will Hurt Maine’s Families with Lower Incomes and Fewer Jobs

Many of Maine’s policymakers have already fallen for the siren call of Medicaid expansion as provided for under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). At first glance, expanding Maine’s Medicaid program looks like free money since Uncle Sam […]

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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

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Crisis To Cure: Government Intrusion vs. Free Market Innovation – Understanding Maine’s Certificate of Need Law

Health care spending in the United States far exceeds that of other countries, currently representing about 18 percent of the gross domestic product. If health care

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Friedman Legacy Day 2013

The Maine Heritage Policy Center Joins Global Effort Celebrating Late Nobel Laureate

 PORTLAND – Milton Friedman, a Nobel-recognized economist and advisor to several U.S. presidents, will be the focal point

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Obamacare Update: Employers Gain Ground

Employers experienced an important victory this week in the fight against Obamacare. The Obama administration announced that the employer requirement to offer health insurance that meets

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Online Learning: Maximizing Results by Leveraging Technology

It’s time for Maine to embrace innovation in education through online learning - a method inherently customized to suit the needs of our individual students. Think

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Crisis to Cure: Maine’s Health Care Reform Law is Helping Business

Opponents of Maine’s new health care reform law (PL90) erroneously describe the law as “a gift to the insurance companies.”[1]  In reality that gift

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Where Have Maine’s “Rich” Gone?

As Maine’s state government grapples with a budget deficit, some legislators are calling for the repeal of Governor LePage’s tax cuts for the “rich.”[i]  Such a

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The Past and Present of Customized Learning in Maine

 Maine’s first academy, Berwick Academy in South Berwick, was founded in 1791.

This is the first of a three-part series on customized

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Case Study #3: Cost of Obamacare could force retail operation out of business

The last of three cases studies on how Obamacare will affect real Maine businesses shows that the staggering increase in health insurance costs could actually force a retail