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Category: Insurance and Financial Services

Democrats say survey shows GOP “rate hike law” must be repealed

Posted: September 07, 2012

Independent report shows health insurance law hikes rates for small businesses, Mainers over 50   AUGUSTA – Key Democratic state lawmakers...

SENATE REPUBLICANS NEGLECT CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AND PUBLIC NOTICE IN HEALTH INSURANCE BILLS

Posted: April 05, 2012

Two GOP-Championed Measures Continue Empowering Insurance Industry AUGUSTA – The Maine Senate Republicans supported two insurance-related bills...

MAINE LEADER PARTICIPATES IN HEALTH CARE AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

Posted: November 03, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD—Democratic Leader, Senator Barry Hobbins (D-Saco) was one of more than eighty legislators, corporate leaders, and academics from...

LEGISLATION AIMED AT PROTECTING MAINE’S VULNERABLE CITIZENS BECOMES LAW

Posted: June 03, 2011

AUGUSTA – Senate Democratic Leader Barry Hobbins of Saco sponsored a bill this legislative session that would extend the right for an insured...

Insurance companies get a voice in Augusta

Posted: May 23, 2011

By Sen. John Patrick May 22, 2011 12:00 am Read more at the Sun Journal. We know Sen. Lois Snowe-Mello, R-Poland, wants to give a greater voice to...

Lawmakers brokering compromise on controversial health insurance overhaul plan

Posted: May 18, 2011

By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal Posted May 11, 2011, at 2:16 p.m. Read More at the Bangor Daily News. AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate voted to...

Maine Legislative Democrats: Reckless insurance law bad for Maine

Posted: May 17, 2011

AUGUSTA – Maine Senate and House Democrats warned that an insurance-industry backed measure signed into law today to overhaul Maine’s health...

Insurance reform's passage shows cracks in State House bipartisanship

Posted: May 17, 2011

READ MORE at the KENNEBEC JOURNAL By Tom Bell tbell@mainetoday.com MaineToday Media State House Writer AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage will sign a...

Senate Passes Health Care Overhaul After Heated Debate

Posted: May 17, 2011

VIEW VIDEO COVERAGE FROM WABI-5 by Rob Poindexter - May 16th 2011 11:06pm Augusta - Governor LePage and Republican lawmakers scored a big...

Maine health system overhaul ready for signature

Posted: May 17, 2011

Republicans deflect claims of a rushed process and expect a more competitive market and premium cuts. Read More at the Portland Press Herald By Tom...