Report: Universal healthcare would protect all Mainers, save state $1.5 billion annually


“Not only would a universal healthcare system provide coverage for all Mainers, it would save the state roughly $1.5 billion dollars per year, according to a recently released analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP).

The analysis, conducted on behalf of MaineAllCare, was the subject of a Dec. 16 hearing before the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance, and Financial Services. MaineAllCare, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, is advocating for creating a publicly funded, cost-effective system in Maine and the new report provided a path toward fulfilling this goal.”

Click here to read the full story, first published January 2, 2020, in Beacon.