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Tell Augusta NO to Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion!

Many of Maine’s policymakers have already fallen for the siren call of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. At first glance, expanding Maine’s Medicaid program looks like free money since Uncle Sam has promised to pick up the entire tab for the first […]

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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

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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 #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

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,

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

Democrat Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Read the full report | The Democratic Party's summary of the health care reform

Republican Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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