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Democrat Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Read the full report | The Democratic Party’s summary of the health care reform bill.

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Republican Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Read the full report | The Republican Summary of the heath care reform

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

Maine Finds a Health Care Fix Elusive

Read the full story | BAR HARBOR, Me. — When his car repair shop’s health insurance premiums doubled between 2000 and 2002, David White saw the problem

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Dirigo – Maine’s “Public Option” Is a Costly Failure

Read the full report | Passed in 2003, Maine’s Dirigo Health initiative was lauded as the first state-based universal coverage program this decade. Governor John Baldacci promised

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Maine’s Failed Experiments With Big Government Controlling Health Insurance

Read the full report | As America looks at health care reform, policy makers would be wise to review Maine’s experience with government solutions intended to improve

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Maine’s Medicaid program’s skyrocketing costs, higher taxes, underpayment of health providers and perpetual budget shortfalls result in health care rationing.

Read the full report | As Congress and the Obama administration debate reforms for the nation’s health care system, they would do well to study Maine's experience

Maine Taxpayers Will Face Higher Income Taxes Than Those in Canada, France and Italy With Proposed Federal Health Care Surtax

Read the full report | Unfortunately, for Maine’s taxpayers, the Legislature and Governor must not be talking with our Congressional delegation. On the one hand, Maine’s state

Dirigo – More Costly and Less Effective than Ever

Read the full report | In the late evening on April 15th – Tax Day – a slim majority of the Maine Legislature passed a $57 to

Maine’s Choice: Have Medicaid Take Care of the Truly Vulnerable or Give Away Medicaid to the Middle Class

Read the full report | As state legislators in Augusta work to close a $200 million budget shortfall, they would be well advised to take a careful