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Maine finds a healthcare fix elusive

New York Times, November 11, 2009

Maine's legislators have tried for decades to fix its healthcare system, but their efforts have always fallen short: health insurance premiums are still among the least affordable in the nation, healthcare spending per person is among the highest, and hospital emergency rooms are among the most crowded. Many overhauls to the system have done little more than solve one problem while worsening another, reports the New York Times, and the state's history is a cautionary tale for national health reform.