- Exchanges: Maine has not created an exchange and it is unknown how the state will proceed in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling.
- Essential Health Benefits: Legislation to establish minimum essential health benefits that correspond to federal requirements died in 2012.
- Medicaid Expansion: Governor Paul LePage said on November 16 that Maine will not participate in the Medicaid expansion.
- Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Maine currently has 49,457 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 18% of all Medicare beneficiaries.
NEWS OF NOTE
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» Bloomberg Businessweek – Maine Budget-Balancing Bill Signed by Governor
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