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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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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

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

Eight Challenges for Dirigo Health in 2006

Read the full report | When Dirigo Health was introduced in May 2003, supporters promised that this health reform initiative would accomplish three important objectives: eliminate all

Dirigo Health: Higher Costs, Reduced Benefits

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FACT

Only 20% of all insured US households will consume more than $2,000 in healthcare per year. Dirigo’s Family Premium