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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 continues to grow at historic rates, it is expected to reach 34 percent by […]

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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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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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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

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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 insurance A case study from a blueberry farming operation in Maine shows that providing health insurance benefits under Obamacare

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Obamacare’s Negative Impact on Business – Case Study #1

Introduction Obamacare is, first and foremost, an affront to liberty-loving Americans who cherish their Constitutional right to determine their own healthcare.[i]  Obamacare puts liberty on the back

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Case Study #1: Maine business would pay $30,000 more a year under Obamacare

Paying Obamacare penalties would be less expensive than providing health insurance A case study from a real business in Maine, a commercial concrete business serving the construction industry,

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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

FAQ for LD 1333 Maine's Health Reform Law

LD 1333 Explained: FAQs About Maine’s New Health Insurance Reform

On May 17, 2011, Governor Paul LePage signed into law a significant health reform package to help contain the spiraling cost of health insurance for all Mainers.  Before

Governor Paul LePage signs LD 1333, landmark health insurance reform, into law

Historical Perspective: Why LD 1333 – Maine’s New Health Insurance Reform?

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