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Category: Insurance and Financial Services

HOSPITALS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR VIOLATING TRANSPARENCY LAW GOAL OF NEW BILL

Posted: April 17, 2015

18 of 34 Maine hospitals in direct violation of 2014 law AUGUSTA -  A measure to penalize hospitals that are not in compliance with transparency...

MEASURE INCREASES TRANSPARENCY OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

Posted: March 27, 2015

Bill would require insurance carriers to disclose patient out-of-pocket costs   AUGUSTA – A measure that would allow consumers to review and...

MEASURE TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM UNEXPECTED MEDICAL COSTS MOVE FORWARD

Posted: March 24, 2015

Senator Gratwick’s bill would prevent “surprise bills” for medical care   AUGUSTA – Today, the Insurance and Financial Services Committee...

MEASURE BANNING UNSOLICITED LOAN CHECKS MOVES FORWARD

Posted: March 19, 2015

“Live” checks: Bad deal that preys on elderly   AUGUSTA -  A measure that prohibits financial institutions and creditors from mailing...

MEASURE SEEKS TO IMPROVE INSURANCE ACCESS FOR MAINERS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Posted: March 18, 2015

AUGUSTA - A measure that expands access to quality insurance coverage to those who do not speak English as their first language received a public...

PROTECTIONS FOR CYBERATTACK VICTIMS NEEDS TO INCLUDE MINORS

Posted: March 03, 2015

“Cyberattacks do not discriminate between young and old,”--Sen. Chris Johnson   AUGUSTA – Lawmakers considered expanding a measure that...

BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTHCARE COSTS ADVANCES

Posted: March 05, 2014

Proposal would expose the hidden costs of health care AUGUSTA –The Insurance and Financial Affairs Committee gave unanimous support to a bill to...

SENATOR GRATWICK PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COMMISSION TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTHCARE COSTS

Posted: January 22, 2014

Proposal would expose the hidden costs of health care   AUGUSTA –Yesterday, Democratic Senator Geoff Gratwick of Bangor introduced a measure...

MEASURE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HEARING AIDS ADVANCES

Posted: January 21, 2014

Senator Valentino’s bill approved by Insurance and Financial Services Committee   AUGUSTA – Last week, the Insurance and Financial...

MPBN: Maine Group Calls for Single-Payer Health System

Posted: January 10, 2014

By Patty Wight Read more here. According to some health advocates in Maine, there is a serious illness in the state: the health care system itself....