Maine’s 2011 Health Insurance Law: Winners and Losers

MECEP illustrates the impact of Maine’s new health insurance law on rates for small businesses by region.  The information is from Consumers for Affordable Health Care’s new report, “Few Winners, Many Losers: Evaluating Key Provisions of Maine’s New Health Care Law to Date.”

Rural Businesses Pay More (map)

Rates Soar for Small Businesses (chart)

Removal of Rate Review Means Consumers Pay More (chart)


Also see MECEP’s analysis of this legislation (LD 1333) where we determined that repeal many of Maine’s basic health care consumer protections would undermine access to quality affordable health care for older Mainers, rural residents, people with pre-existing conditions and small businesses. 

Fact Sheet: Impact of Proposed Rollback of Health Insurance Reforms (May 2011)