Health Insurance Coverage in Maine: Heading in the Wrong Direction, Particularly for Children

September 17, 2015 by

New Census Bureau data released yesterday paint a bleak picture for Maine when it comes to improving access to affordable health coverage.

Maine is the only state that has not experienced an increase in the percentage of people with health insurance coverage since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. The new data also show that Maine currently ranks 24th in the nation in percentage of those with … Read the rest

Time to turn off Maine’s wasteful tax expenditure “faucet”

September 2, 2015 by

One of the most fundamental obligations of the governor and legislature is careful, vigilant stewardship of how the state spends taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. There are many competing priorities: education for our State House tax expenditure faucet FINAL blogkids, health care, public safety, investments in infrastructure for good roads and clean water— the list goes on. It is especially troubling to discover that the state has failed to account for tens of millions of dollars annually, hundreds … Read the rest