Maine group launches campaign to put universal health care on the ballot


Ryder also pointed to a 2019 study done by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) that examined how a hypothetical universal health care system would work in the state as a document that will be helpful in countering claims by opponents.

James Myall, an economic policy analyst at MECEP — which has not endorsed any specific single-payer health care proposal — and the author of that report, said universal health care is a feasible undertaking at the state level.

“I don’t think it’s the case that it’s impossible for states to do this, at least from an economic standpoint,” he said. “It’s just whether that’s where people want to spend their financial resources and their political capital.”

Click here to read the full story, first published November 20, 2020, in Beacon.