September 12, 2017
Opponents of Medicaid expansion have no new arguments to offer, so they are resorting to fighting over the past. The evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of Medicaid expansion, so opponents rely on alternative facts, distortions and misrepresentations.
September 5, 2017
When contrasted with the tax breaks the top 2 percent of Mainers will enjoy over the next two years, the increased school funding looks like less of a victory for schools and more like a consolation prize.
September 4, 2017
People of prime working age have dropped out of the workforce at levels not previously seen by labor economists, especially outside greater Portland. According to a forthcoming study by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, just under 30 percent of 25- to 54-year-olds without a college degree in rural Maine have dropped out of the workforce, twice the 15 percent rate in 1997.
August 1, 2017
Maine’s hospitals can’t afford any more delays in accepting the federal offer to pay 90% of the costs associated with expanding eligibility to MaineCare. Medicaid expansion is necessary to avoid more hospital layoffs, but beyond the solvency of our hospitals, it’s necessary to ensure that Mainers have access to a doctor, that they can afford to see that doctor, and that they receive the care necessary to live long and productive lives. 
July 27, 2017
James Myall, Policy Analyst New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis provide more evidence of Maine’s lackluster economy, and the failure of policies pursued by Governor LePage and his allies.
July 26, 2017
MECEP Policy Analyst James Myall makes an appeared on The Pulse AM 620 on July 26 to talk about the recent health care repeal efforts and the financial strain on Maine hospitals.
July 20, 2017
Maine has a rich history of health care policy innovation, although it was the ACA that finally brought down the uninsured rate. An older, rural population means no guarantees.
July 14, 2017
On Thursday, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid out the Republican’s latest plan to take health care away from thousands of Mainers. MECEP's analysis shows the proposals to cap Medicaid costs, in particular, would pose big problems for the state budget.
July 13, 2017
James Myall Across the United States, Medicaid is playing a crucial role in responding to the fight against the opioid crisis—except in Maine—where one person per day is dying from a drug-related overdose, most of which are caused by opioid use.
July 13, 2017
Using the 10 percent tax rate approved by Maine voters, the state is likely to bring in about $18 million a year once the market is established, in two or three years or so, said James Myall, a policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy.