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Comprehensive health insurance (Maine)

In June of 2003, the Maine Legislature passed a comprehensive health insurance plan, granting low-cost coverage available to all state residents by 2009. Through a semi-private agency, the state will provide coverage to uninsured residents, small businesses and municipalities and the self-employed.

Premiums are to be set on a sliding scale. For exmaple, individuals making below $27,000 and families making below $55,000 will be eligible for reduced rates.

A watchdog group will be created to monitor hospital and doctor costs.

The bill passed the Maine House 105 to 38, and the Maine Senate 25 to 8.

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