Tag Archives: MaineCare

Yes on Question 2: Seize an Extraordinary Opportunity

Off year elections, with no statewide candidates, aren’t always exciting. They don’t offer the drama of choosing new leaders. But this Tuesday, November 7, Maine has the opportunity to fix a massive public policy mistake. By voting Yes on Question 2, we can override the Governor’s repeated veto of bills to expand Medicaid, accepting available […]

The Survival of Obamacare: What is Government Good For?

Yes, I’m still celebrating the collapse of the bill that was supposed to put an end to Obamacare.[1] I’m celebrating because the proposed repeal-and-replace law would have taken health care coverage away from 24 million people while delivering big tax breaks to those who need them least.  And remember Kathy, who has COPD and can’t […]

Not Dead Yet: a Very Short and Casual History of Obamacare

Since the dramatic collapse of the bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act more than a week ago, I’ve been thinking about why that happened and what it means.  I want to share some thoughts with you about why the repeal effort failed, and a wider lesson that the event may offer. I’m […]