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January 22, 2017
“A study released Friday by the Maine Center for Economic Policy estimates that if the ACA is repealed, uncompensated care costs to Maine hospitals would triple to $475 million in 2019.
January 21, 2017
The Maine Center for Economic Policy says scrapping the law without a suitable replacement would result in 95,000 fewer Mainers having health insurance in 2019 Portland Press Herald, January 21, 2017 The Maine Center for Economic Policy, an Augusta-based progressive think tank, has released a new report detailing the economic harm it says would be caused by repealing the Affordable Care Act.
January 20, 2017
Health coverage for 95,000 Mainers and improvements for businesses, consumers, and providers at risk Augusta, Maine (Friday, January 20, 2017) The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) today released a detailed analysis of the economic impacts of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Mainers.
January 19, 2017
for a PDF of the report which includes this graphic, click here.
January 19, 2017
for a PDF of the report which includes this graphic, click here.
January 19, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides tens of thousands of Mainers with affordable health care for the first time. Repeal of the ACA would plunge young adults, older Mainers, and those living in rural areas into poverty, as well as financially burden the state’s hospitals and physicians, and make Maine businesses less competitive.
January 19, 2017
Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped provide health care for thousands of Mainers, created jobs in the health care sector, reduced uncompensated care costs for hospitals and providers, and eased the burden on businesses that insure workers.
November 15, 2016
Mark Sullivan On November 8th, Maine voters approved two referendum questions the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) strongly supported and for which we provided critical research and analytical support.
September 15, 2016
Marginal improvements in income and poverty rates; progress in health care attributable to the Affordable Care Act Augusta, Maine (Thursday, September 15, 2016) State-level data for Maine released today by the US Census Bureau showed Maine following many of the national trends in improved household income, lower poverty rates, and better access to health insurance.
September 14, 2016
Host Don Cookson interviewed MECEP policy analyst James Myall  on WZON-AM’s The Pulse Morning News program about MECEP’s analysis of newly released US Census Bureau data for 2015.