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Category: Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services

Maine Senate approves comprehensive prescription drug price reform in initial votes

Posted: June 11, 2019

The legislation would make prescription medication more affordable and more accessible while holding pharmaceutical companies and corporate middlemen...

Sen. Breen testifies in favor of bill to allow advance practice clinicians to perform abortions

Posted: May 02, 2019

AUGUSTA—Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, testified before the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services on Wednesday in support...

Sen. Breen testifies in support of prescription drug reform

Posted: April 24, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, testified before the Legislature’s Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services in...

Sanborn bill to protect life insurance consumers receives committee approval

Posted: April 09, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, to help make sure life insurance companies can’t discriminate against the family, friends...

Vitelli’s Student Loan Bill of Rights receives unanimous committee approval

Posted: April 09, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to protect Maine student loan borrowers from predatory lending practices received unanimous,...

Vitelli introduces Student Loan Bill of Rights to prevent predatory lending practices in Maine

Posted: March 26, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, would protect Maine student loan borrowers from predatory lending practices. LD...

Sanborn bill protects life insurance consumers amid opioid crisis

Posted: March 20, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, would help make sure insurance companies can’t discriminate against the family, friends...

Bellows bill would save lives by increasing access to epinephrine

Posted: March 11, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, has introduced legislation what would save the lives of Mainers by increasing accessibility and...

Vitelli introduces bill to help more Maine workers save for retirement

Posted: February 28, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, has introduced legislation that would help more Mainers save for retirement. LD 594, “An Act To...

Sen. Lawrence Testifies on Bill to Protect Patient’s Rights

Posted: January 29, 2019

AUGUSTA – Sen. Mark W. Lawrence, D-Eliot, presented his bill LD 66, “An Act To Prohibit Hospitals from Discussing Alternative Payment Options...