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Vital Signs newsletter: Health advocates oppose LePage budget

Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget brought health advocates and hospital lobbyists out in force this week to decry proposed cuts to their programs. Hospital representatives lined up on Wednesday to tell legislators that the budget would undercut the state’s health care system and put hospitals deeper in debt. Two days earlier, health groups, doctors, and others […]

Vital Signs: Nearly 75,000 Mainers enroll under Obamacare

Nearly 75,000 Maine residents chose a health insurance plan during the second sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act, according to preliminary federal figures that capture a last-minute rush to enroll before Sunday’s deadline. That’s just over 60 percent of the 124,000 Maine residents eligible to buy a private plan on the federal health insurance […]