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March 16, 2017
“The Trump budget is really a disaster from our perspective, and nothing more than a down payment on tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of everyone else,” said Garrett Martin, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy.
March 15, 2017
“The Maine Center for Economic Policy said older and lower-income Mainers would be particularly hard hit by the current repeal plan. “James Myall, health analyst for the center, said residents in Hancock, Washington and Aroostook counties have the highest health insurance premiums.
March 10, 2017
New analysis by MECEP shows that the Washington Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will hit Mainers especially hard, due to the restructuring of federal subsidies for health insurance purchased through the individual market. Read More...
March 9, 2017
“The House Republican health plan would drive insurance costs so high that many Maine residents could no longer afford it, especially low-income and older people.” said MECEP Executive Director Garrett Martin.
February 21, 2017
The proposal to further restrict MaineCare eligibility is short-sighted and dangerous. It puts the health of almost 25,000 Mainers at risk, increases the financial strain on our hospitals, and reduces the long-term strength of Maine’s economy.
February 15, 2017
“The percentage of children living in deep poverty — family earnings of less than $10,000 a year — is growing faster in Maine than in any other state.
February 9, 2017
“If the ACA were repealed without a replacement, approximately 95,000 Mainers would lose health insurance and costs to hospitals would increase by $475 million, according to Maine Center for Economic Policy.” by Andy O’Brien, (Rockland) Free Press, February 9, 2017 Last week, Gov.
January 27, 2017
In a report issued by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a total of 95,000 Mainers are expected to lose health insurance if the ACA is repealed without adequate replacement.
January 27, 2017
According to a recent report by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, 19,000 parents and 41,000 children in Maine stand to lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without an immediate replacement.
January 23, 2017
“A report issued Friday by the Maine Center for Economic Policy said repeal of Obamacare would put 95,000 Mainers at risk of losing their insurance, most of them young adults or people nearing retirement.” by Steve Collins, (Lewiston) Sun Journal, January 23, 2017 As the new Republican administration targets repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Maine’s senior senator took a major step Monday to offer a replacement plan.