Maine tried allowing the sale of health insurance from other states. It didn’t work.

By Jackie Farwell As part of his plan to reform American health care, President-elect Donald Trump has proposed what sounds like a simple enough idea: Allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. Health insurance companies can already operate in multiple states, but they tail
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Reform Update: N.H. may be first of Medicaid expansion holdouts to sign on

By Virgil Dickson Healthcare providers in Nebraska, New Hampshire and Maine are anxiously monitoring hearings in their states as lawmakers debate whether Medicaid will be expanded, while providers in Utah and Virginia will continue lobbying in advance of likely special sessions to set
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ACA co-ops defy forecasts to win market share

By Alex Wayne (Bloomberg) — In Maine, the insurer that has enrolled the most Obamacare customers isn’t the state’s well-established Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, owned by WellPoint Inc. It’s WellPoint’s only rival: Maine Community Health Options, a startup that didn’t exist three years
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Maine to Allow Prescription-Drug Imports

By: Jennifer Levitz & Timothy W Martin AUGUSTA, Maine—The hunt for cheaper prescription drugs long has led consumers to reach beyond U.S. borders, but under a Maine law set to take effect Wednesday, their search now will have the state’s blessing. Read More..
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Obamacare Is Driving Some Doctors To Stop Taking Insurance Altogether

Taken From: Yahoo Finance Bangor Daily News A Portland, Maine family doctor is the latest poster child for private practitioners who are turning their backs on insurers altogether. In April, Dr. Michael Ciampi stopped accepting all forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid,
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Maine Amends Anti Subrogation Bill

 As you may recall, Maine recently introduced a bill, Maine Legislative Document 756, which attempted to eliminate Med Pay subrogation claims.  This bill was recently amended to allow for the limited pursuit of subrogation claims.  The new language would allow the casualty insurance p
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States Spend $28M, Then Leave Exchanges To The Feds

Late last year, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced that her state would not build its own online insurance marketplace, a pillar of the Affordable Care Act, because there were too many unknowns. What Brewer didn’t say was that her state had spent $9 million in federal money to reach th
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Why Do Some States Spend More on Health Care?

One of the interesting features of the Affordable Care Act is that reform basically takes place at the state level. Yet the states are very different. Some spend more than twice as much on health care as others, as a percent of state income. For example, health care spending in three
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