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June 26, 2017
6 26 17 MECEP report PRESS RELEASE_Final For a PDF version of this release, click here.
June 26, 2017
MECEP – AHCA_report – Executive Summary – 06-26-17 – FINAL 729 PM   click here to download the PDF click here for a link to the full report
June 26, 2017
A new analysis of the House and Senate health care proposals by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) finds that repealing the ACA in favor of either the House or Senate plan would have dire consequences for Maine people and communities.
June 21, 2017
James Myall Thousands more Maine children have no access to critical health care services as a result of Governor LePage’s policies, according to data from the US Census Bureau and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
June 15, 2017
If repeal and replacement of the ACA comes to pass, we’ll lose $5 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, financial assistance for marketplace coverage and the option to expand Medicaid.
June 2, 2017
The report found that those who lost SNAP benefits because of the work requirement saw their wages increase more than 114 percent in the following year.
May 25, 2017
The Maine Center for Economic Policy opposes the changes proposed in the waiver because they undermine the basic principles of the Medicaid program, will cause unnecessary hardships to tens of thousands of Mainers, and will hurt Maine’s economy.
May 18, 2017
Don Cookson, host of WZON-AM’s The Pulse Morning Show, interviewed James Myall about new analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) which demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the US House of Representatives, would undermine every part of the health care system in rural areas including most of Maine.
May 16, 2017
James Myall New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the US House of Representatives, would undermine every part of the health care system in rural areas including most of Maine.
May 4, 2017
House AHCA passage vote 5-4-2017 CC version