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Release: MHPC Applauds Candidate’s Welfare Reforms; Warns Against Medicaid Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2014 PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine’s preeminent free-market think tank, issued the following statement today regarding independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s welfare reform plans: “Mr. Cutler’s welfare reform plans reflect a […]

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Release: MHPC Applauds LePage’s Decision on Welfare Work Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2014 PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine's foremost free-market think tank, on Wednesday applauded Governor Paul R. LePage's decision to implement work

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Welfare reform can happen, but policymakers in Augusta need to hear from you!

Earlier this year, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a several-month long investigation into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. Our investigation

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Tell Augusta NO to Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion!

Many of Maine’s policymakers have fallen for the siren call of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion.

Fortunately, Maine has held the line

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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

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Release: MHPC Makes Cash Welfare Spending Available Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2014

The Maine Heritage Policy Center publishes the most comprehensive view of Maine's cash welfare program ever presented to

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Advisory: Reforms, Improvements and Concerns About Maine’s Medicaid Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine – Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner, Mary Mayhew, will join The Maine Heritage Policy Center to discuss the

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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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Updated “Fix the System” Report Shows Continued Welfare Dependency in Maine

Welfare system improved by recent reforms, but more must be done to control welfare dependence An update of The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s “Fix the System” report on

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MHPC: Don’t Expand Maine’s Medicaid Under Obamacare

Expanded Medicaid enrollment increases private insurance rates, burdens taxpayers without reducing number of uninsured PORTLAND - The Maine Heritage Policy Center today released a report saying that Maine should