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Maine lawmakers take new look at health plan

WBZ, April 14, 2009

Funding for Maine's Dirigo Health Program is the topic for the Legislature's Insurance and Financial Services Committee. Bills up for presentation would eliminate a controversial savings offset payment that is now determined annually and used to fund Dirigo the state program designed to use subsidies to expand access to healthcare. To replace the SOP assessment on insurers, the bills would set a fixed levy on paid claims.