MaineHealth offers statements, positions and white papers on public policy issues affecting health care, health care spending and protecting the health of the communities and people it serves.
MaineHealth Sees Opportunity Amid Concerns in Debate over Affordable Care Act
We recognize the politics of this debate are very difficult. The two sides seem far apart on so many issues. But progress demands an honest discussion based on facts and compromise that puts patients before politics. We believe our representatives in Washington are poised to be a leading voice in this debate, and we encourage them to fill that role.
MaineHealth Position on ACA Replacement Legislation
When the ACA passed in 2010, MaineHealth noted that the bill included both exciting opportunities and significant challenges. As Congress grapples with its next steps, MaineHealth has identified the elements of any replacement bill that will be critical to protecting the health of Maine people and the providing financial stability for the providers who care for them.
MaineHealth’s Position on Proposed Legislation to Replace the Affordable Care Act
While we can all agree that containment of health care spending is a laudable goal, such containment must come through thoughtful approaches that maintain affordable access to quality health care, including the provision of coverage for our nation’s most vulnerable individuals – our disabled, elderly and poor.